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Jets’ Kane ‘sick of sitting here at this time of year’

Jun 7, 2013, 12:29 AM EDT

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Evander Kane apparently doesn’t like watching playoff hockey, and there’s a very specific reason as to why.

He let his feelings on the subject be known with four tweets that were sent out into the social media world, while the Chicago Blackhawks and L.A. Kings were battling it out during the third period of Game 4 of the Western Conference final.

Oh yeah, the Blackhawks won and now lead the best-of-seven series 3-1.

“I’m sick of sitting here at this time of the year not having a chance to win, not scoring goals, not winning games and not winning rounds,” Kane said on his Twitter account Thursday evening.

“It really pisses me off and I’m done with these kind of results. It’s time to start winning and it’s starting now.”

The Jets, in just their second NHL season back in Winnipeg, missed out on the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference by four points.

In four NHL seasons, Kane has never played a Stanley Cup playoff game.

  1. themohel - Jun 7, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    Work a little harder. Be more consistent. Help your team win two more games next year.

  2. sjsblitz - Jun 7, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    I believe another Jets player said something different. May have been Little or Wheeler. Regardless of all that, work harder and get Pavelec to do his damn job >=[

    • DTF31 - Jun 7, 2013 at 1:02 AM

      He’s probably the only starting goaltender worse than Bryz.

      • sjsblitz - Jun 7, 2013 at 2:11 AM

        Canes have the worst netminders in my opinion. If anyone is lacking a starting goalie, or even back up for that matter, its definitely Carolina

      • phillyphanatic77 - Jun 7, 2013 at 5:57 AM

        sjsblitz… you must mean the goalies Carolina played after Ward went down. Because Cam Ward is one of the most underrated goalies in the entire NHL. He’s elite and he’s clearly the Canes MVP, as evidenced by their collapse once he was injured. Carolina is set in goal (when Ward’s healthy). Calgary, IMO, is the worst right now, as they’re gonna have about 5 unproven players competing for Kipper’s job.

      • 19to77 - Jun 7, 2013 at 10:51 AM

        Ridiculous. Put a halfway-decent defense in front of Ward and he’s great. The man won a Conn Smythe in his first career postseason and runs about a 2.50 GAA and .910-.920 save percentage even on a team that routinely finishes amongst the worst in goal differential and whose best plus-minus amongst defensemen was a +1 this year and a 0 last year. I’m not even kidding. Their defense is just that awful. And Ward still posts solid numbers. Imagine how good he could be with the Kings’ or Blues’ D in front of him.

  3. leiterfelixleiter - Jun 7, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    Did he tweet all that while on the balcony of a hotel suite in Vegas and holding a stack of money to his ear?

  4. sabatimus - Jun 7, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    Come join the Bruins. We’d wholeheartedly thank you for smashing Cooke’s face in.

  5. einjzmolf - Jun 7, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    If you watched maybe you’d learn a thing or two that’d help your game. Instead, you’d rather get stereotypes shaved onto your head. Oh well, YOLO is the motto, right guys?

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jun 7, 2013 at 4:26 AM

      Indeed, to your first sentence anyway. I recall Gretzky saying that after losing to the Isles in ’83, he was feeling physically OK and stopped by the NYI room and was stunned to see how most of them were just short of needing crutches or wheelchairs. “Aha!” he thought as the proverbial lightbulb went on over his head. He won the Cup 4 of the next 5 years.

  6. amityvillefun - Jun 7, 2013 at 1:24 AM

    Not a Bruin at all. Not a team guy. Always brings attention to himself in the wrong kind of ways.

    Plus this sounds like whining. He would fit better with Crosby’s bunch.

    • pastabelly - Jun 7, 2013 at 7:49 AM

      He’s a 22-year old who puts the puck in the net and plays a strong physical game. Yup, nobody wants that kind of player on their team. The Jets would be fools to deal him.

    • blackfoot11 - Jun 7, 2013 at 11:34 AM

      @amityville..I recall Tim Thomas doing the same thing on social media about his religious and political views last year. He was a Bruin. Was he whining too? I guess a Conn Smythe and a Cup gives him a pass in your view.

      • bakedbees - Jun 7, 2013 at 1:34 PM

        the Bruins traded him for cap space…thats what happens to whiners up here son.

      • 950003cups - Jun 7, 2013 at 9:07 PM

        Tim Thomas is a goalie.

        A) Goalies shouldn’t speak
        B) When they do, nobody listens anyway.
        C) if you ever decide to listen to one speak, when you’re done, refer to A and B

  7. rushledger - Jun 7, 2013 at 1:59 AM

    As a penguins fan wouldn’t want to see Kane on our team.

  8. pitpenguinsrulez - Jun 7, 2013 at 3:43 AM

    The only Kane I’d want on the Pens would be the Kaner Shuffle aka Patrick Kane.

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Jun 7, 2013 at 6:34 AM

      Evander would be more effective in the playoffs. Why? Because he is much more physical than Patrick. E would also rather drive the net (though Patty finally started to realize that’s how he will score himself).

  9. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jun 7, 2013 at 6:53 AM

    That’s what he should have tweeted and felt back in Dec instead of showing off a stack of cash in his ears from LV.

  10. pirovash88 - Jun 7, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    You should be used to it by now Kane, remember you played for the Thrashers and now Winnipeg. You should be used to not playing in the post season. Same team, different location does nothing for you.

  11. alwaysgame7 - Jun 7, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Since when is it frowned upon to express your opinion on a social network? Isn’t that the whole point of twitting and myfacing?

  12. 950003cups - Jun 7, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    I’d love to see Kane on my team. If he ever were on a team with a chance to win, he would play and zip his lip. He’s begging to leave. Kovy was offered $101,000,000 to stay, and he said “thanks, but no thanks, I’ll take my chances in FA” The guy could’ve lost $20,000,000, and he almost did (the best offer under NJ was LA with $80,000,000) just to get away from that team. Now the same thing with Kane.

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