Patrick Kane cries talking about late grandfather after big game (Video)

Patrick Kane scored twice and had an assist in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday in a very emotional night. Kane’s grandfather, Donald, died earlier in the day, and Kane scored as a tribute to him.

Following his first goal, Kane pointed to the sky for his grandfather:

Patrick Kane point tribute

Patrick Kane cryingKane’s grandfather lived next door to him growing up and Kane called him a great friend.

“He’s a guy I grew up with and he lived next door to me my whole childhood. We’d play cards, hang out by the pool in the summer. He came to a lot of my hockey games, but he was more worried about grades and me being a good kid. It’s a tough day, for sure.”

Photo: Twitter/Arjun_AJB

‘Kane is a weenie’ is a wireless network available at TD Garden

Kane is a weenie

Someone at TD Garden is having a little fun with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Chicago Tribune hockey writer Chris Kuc tweeted a photo of the wireless networks available at TD Garden (presumably in the press area) for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Blackhawks and Boston Bruins, and one of them is named, “Kane is a weenie.”

Patrick Kane has 15 points in 19 playoff games this postseason for the Blackhawks, including a hat trick in a Game 5 series-clinching win over the LA Kings. Chicago fans love him. This will not go over well with them. I fully expect the United Center to respond with a “Zdeno Chara is a goblin” network in Game 5.

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Patrick Kane addresses drunken Cinco de Mayo photos: I don’t have a drinking problem

Back in May, after the Blackhawks’ season ended with a first-round exit in the playoffs, some rather, um, interesting photos of notorious partier Patrick Kane‘s drunken, wild, sloppy Cinco de Mayo in Madison, Wis., surfaced.

Among the things captured in said photos are Kaner binge drinking, talking to a police officer and passing out at a bar. You know, typical Cinco de Mayo happenings for any 23 year old but nonetheless behavior still alarming enough to the Blackhawks that they reportedly suggested Kane seek counseling.

On Friday, Kane finally spoke publicly about the photos. He appeared to express regret that they leaked out but not for his actions.

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Patrick Kane’s Superman, Corey Perry’s Little Stick Highlight Skills Competition

The NHL All-Star weekend is going down in Ottawa and the skills competition was held on Saturday evening. There was a full complement of events, and the Breakaway Competition provided the greatest entertainment.

Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane won the competition by going Superman with a cape and dive for his goal. He says he was inspired by Dwight Howard who went Superman in the dunk competition. Here is the video:

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Video: Patrick Kane’s Shootout Goal Made Life Difficult on Nicklas Backstrom

The interesting thing about NHL shootouts is there are some players who have as much of a chance of scoring as a 10-year-old would and others who seem to make it look easy.  Patrick Kane falls under the latter category.  Usually when we see a shootout goal scored it’s because the shooter made a couple of good stick moves and confused the goalie.  On Wednesday night, Kane beat Nicklas Backstrom by making about a dozen of them.  Check out this Patrick Kane shootout goal:

Unlike Daniel Briere, Kane managed to throw all those moves in without making the puck come to a stop.  Was there really anything Backstrom could have done? I guess he could have come out and knocked it off his stick, but it’s tough to think when his hands are moving that fast.

We May Have Jumped the Gun a Bit with Patrick Kane…

Yes, Patrick Kane was still caught by his mother reading the fourth book in the Twilight series.  However, we also said that he’s staying out of trouble this summer, and while that’s true to a certain extent, he certainly hasn’t strayed from his ways.  As a matter of fact, he’s more than embraced them as he has traveled around enjoying his own victory parade with the Stanley Cup.

Deadspin has put together a collection of pictures and videos that include Kane drinking and eating things out of the Stanley Cup and getting “Iced” by his bros while touring.  Put it this way, he still hasn’t stopped partying since the Blackhawks clinched the Stanley Cup title.  Here’s the video of Patrick Kane getting “Iced” followed by some photos of him doing stupid things with the Stanley Cup.  Yeah, the first picture is indeed Kane at a Jimmy Buffet concert.


Patrick Kane is More Alcohol Than Man At This Point [Deadspin]

Patrick Kane’s Mom Bags Him Reading A Twilight Book

When I think of Patrick Kane, I think of him being drunk at the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory parade. In a more positive light, I think of him being a hero for the Blackhawks in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup by scoring the winning goal. And although Kane may not be the biggest or most aggressive hockey player I’ve ever seen, (in fact he’s far from being either) I never imagined him as a fan of the Twilight series.

Apparently the 21-year-old was caught by his mother reading the final book in the series, Breaking Dawn.  That’s not exactly how I envisioned Kane spending his off-season.  Here’s what he had to say about his somewhat embarrassing hobby:

Ohhhh,” Kane said with a laugh after regaining his composure. “She would throw me under the bus like that. I watched the first three movies and was really interested … so I decided to read the fourth book. I kind of snuck it in there, and she walked in a couple of times with me reading the book. I tried to hide it, but it wasn’t happening.”

Well good for you, Patrick.  I know a few guys who are closet Twilight lovers and unlike them, you manned up and admitted your addiction.  Also, I’ve got to give him props on staying out of trouble this summer, granted you don’t consider drinking from the Stanley Cup getting into trouble.  There are worse things Kane could be going than reading books about vampires.  Plus, the ladies are going to love him even more now that his “sensitive” side has been revealed.  All I have to say is, Kaner, finish the book and get back on the ice and win Chicago another cup. That’s an idea I could really sink my teeth into.

Kane trying to get a read on growing up [Chicago Tribune]