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Patrick Kane: Seguin has ‘every tool in the book’

Nov 9, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

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Just in time for their Central Division meeting tonight, Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has heaped praise on Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin.

Kane and Seguin have history together, dating back to their days in Switzerland during the lockout. Seguin, 21, has six goals in 16 games and is averaging just below a point per game for the Stars right now.

“He’s a great player,” Kane said of Seguin, according to CSN Chicago.

“He’s got every tool in the book as far as skill-wise and I thought he was the best player I ever played with over in Switzerland. Tremendous feet, great shot, can play the game very well offensively.”

Kane’s not so bad, either. Earlier in the week, the Blackhawks’ forward put on a stick-handling clinic in a game against the Winnipeg Jets.

Last year, with EHC Biel-Bienne in Switzerland, Kane and Seguin combined for 63 points.

  1. valoisvipers - Nov 9, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Good friends that go out drinking and partying together but have the sense to take a cab home…oh wait it’s Kane we’re talking about, my bad.

    • comeonnowguys - Nov 10, 2013 at 11:48 AM

      Aw, they’re so cute when they try.

  2. peterjohnjoseph - Nov 9, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Combining for 63 pints is pretty good in 3 months. Oh, points. My bad.

  3. prd797 - Nov 9, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Similar types of players with similar past off-ice controversies. Both are winners. I think Boston may regret giving up on Seguin so early. Chicago hung on through the same sorts of “growing pains,” and the decision speaks for itself. Boston got a good return for Seguin, but I don’t think it’ll ever measure up. Time will tell.

    A side note: I found it really funny to watch Kane interact with Seguin during the handshake line at the end of the SCF. @8:40 in the link below.

  4. dewzer - Nov 9, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    I believe Bruins mgmt would have liked him to open the toolbox a little more often.

  5. dropthepuckeh - Nov 9, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    By tools he meant: 1. Ability to afford copious amounts of liquor 2. name on Stanley Cup 3. Surrounded by enablers including his parents 4. Zero moral compass. Tools that close any chick in the bar.

  6. ethanmacleod1685 - Nov 10, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    Best player he ever played with, ummmmm, Joe Thornton? That’s guys a future hall of famer, can’t even compare him to Seguin

  7. mp1131211 - Nov 10, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Didn’t realize books had tools in them.

  8. darksidecowboy - Nov 11, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Jeez Bruin fans, stop being mad about your GM giving up on #2 overall draft pick and future HOF’r, Again Stars fans thank you for your generosity, and Pevs isn’t a bad player either.

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