Patrick Kane On Toronto Radio: Training Camp In Question?

Patrick Kane appeared on Fan 590 with Joey Vendetta in Toronto on Tuesday morning and was pretty honest.

Among the comments from Kane in the interview that were interesting:

  • He injured his wrist in the second-to-last game of the regular season against the Red Wings.
  • Kane estimated that his goal was to be ready for the regular season, but sounded skeptical regarding the start of training camp with his wrist recovery.
  • He talked about being naive to some situations when he came into the league, and working to represent himself and the Blackhawks better.
  • In Kane view, the Hawks were soft last year and needed to add toughness. “Teams were a little more physical than us.” and “We’re not going to have that problem this year.”
  • Kane spent a few days with Jamal Mayers this summer.
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9 Responses to Patrick Kane On Toronto Radio: Training Camp In Question?

  1. Joe says:

    Patrick Kane never has been nor ever will be a “physical” presence. So he needs to just shut his trap & not comment on how the Blackhawks (himself especially!!!) got pushed around last season. He is gifted offensively & needs to concentrate on doing his job & let the “physical” players do theirs. Oh & maybe once or twice stick up for yourself as well…. Someone takes liberties whack em with your stick & let em know you won’t be taking it anymore!!!

  2. Jim says:

    Hey Joe – Why can’t Kane comment on how the Hawks were soft last season???? Because he is small in stature and not physical??? Let’s face it- they did lack toughness last season and it has been addressed through FA. The fact that Kane voiced that just states the obvious. Sorry Joe but your comment does not make any sense.

  3. jeff says:

    I’d have to agree and say everyone knew the Hawks were soft. I’m glad 88 has acknowledged the obvious…..

  4. Joe says:

    I agree, the team was soft. But for one of the “softest” players to complain about it…… Thats like Corey Crawford complaining that the team didn’t score enough goals for him…… It’s a team sport & everyone must stick up for each other & be accountable to each other. Until Kane has his “Youngblood” moment & sticks up for himself he will continue to be easily intimidated & taken off his game…… He’s an important member of the team and we need him to show up for every game…. Thats just my humble opinion…..

  5. Melissa Scheele says:

    The Hawks were WAY to soft last year. I have no problem with Kaner agreeing with a well-known fact. Happy to see chemistry is being built between the new and old players. Good sign GO HAWKS!!!!!

  6. Ted says:

    Kane has an opinion like anybody else so I think he allowed to speak it. Who cares if you think he’s the softest or not tough.

    I think Joe doesn’t like Kaner for over reasons.

  7. Brad Stevenson says:

    Toughness is NOT Kaner’s game…he needs to be more of a 2 way forward, but adding physicality is not his role…his teammates need to step up and protect him on the ice…which they will this season…even a little more space on the ice for Kane will result in at least 20 more points this season…

    As for his wrist, he is being honest…missing a portion of training camp will not be the end of the world for Kane…If that wrist is allowed to heal properly, Kane will have his best season as a pro this year…

  8. juliansaidgalore says:

    @Joe, I do understand your opinion and I think it wouldn’t hurt Kane to get more physical once in a while, but I’m inclined to disagree. He should stick to his game, he’s good at it. Isn’t that why we have enforcers? I for one, would think twice about taking liberties on young Patrick if there would be someone like Mayers (or Car Bomb!) coming after me.

  9. McKay says:

    Joe – Kane averages nearly a full point per game over his entire NHL career. He’s already scored some of the Hawks biggest goals in the history of the organization. He was one of the best players on the ice during the Olympics. At 5’10” he will never have a physical game, but I wouldn’t question his toughness or his ability to show up.

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