Patrick Kane Went To A Party

Deadspin.com has photos of Patrick Kane having a good time at a number of parties at the University of Wisconsin last weekend. The stories are pretty wild, and leave a lot to the imagination.

My sources echo what Jay Zawaski tweeted early Thursday afternoon. Madison police are not aware of any charges against Kane.

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34 Responses to Patrick Kane Went To A Party

  1. Bryan says:

    Kaner is what he is…a prick who is phenomenal at hockey.

    I don’t care about what these stories are accusing Kaner of doing or not doing (aside from the choking, :/ ). When I was Kaner’s age you better believe I went to Madison for Mifflin and Halloween, but I wasn’t making millions of dollars and the face of a professional sports team. I feel the worst is yet to come with Kaner putting himself in these types of situations.

  2. Pete says:

    My advice to Kane is to get the hottest possible girlfriend and just enjoy that and focus on Hockey.

  3. AJ says:

    I’ve been to Madison plenty of times. Got absolutely obliterated. Never once needed to be escorted out of a bar. You need to do some serious work for that.

    Oh well, hopefully he keeps a low profile until training camp and we can all forget this ever happened.

  4. Will says:

    I’m 22 years old. I have a full time job, and when I can go out and have a blast, I do. Me and my friends get kicked outta bars, get into trouble from time to time. Its nice cause its a stark contrast to working during the day. Kaner just played close to a full 82 game schedule, plus a playoff round. Add travel, practice, media appearances etc. to that, it doesnt leave you much leisure time. Now hes got a summer off, and not much to worry about professionally wise. Give the kid a break, let him act his age for a couple months. When training camp opens up, thats when we really need to start worrying about him.

  5. John says:

    Kane is 23, not 18. He continues to publicly embarass himself and his employer. Most people would face serious consequences at their job if they did the same. I would agree that he is just having a good time and it were harmless…. if only it was actuaaly harmless. The incident with the cab driver and now he allegedly choked a girl, it is going beyond innocent fun. One of a few things is going to happen: 1) He will get his ass beat (I didn’t see Bollig or Carcillo in any of the photos) or 2) He will committ a serious crime. I would not have any qualms about the Hawks trading him. I fully understand that he could grow up and be an amazing player for years to come, but I think he would also bring a great return to the Hawks. That is what I believe you need to consider… the chance that he lives up to his potential, but you only get decent players in return… or you keep him, get nothing… and roll the dice that he isn’t as big of a jag as he appears

  6. Tab Bamford says:

    John: sorry, but no. Not all 23 year olds would get in “serious trouble” for getting hammered on a weekend in early May. Ever been to the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Chicago? Does everyone there get canned the next day? That’s a terribly naïve perspective.

    And why didn’t you see Carcillo in the photos? Because he spent the last couple months in rehab in southern California. So that’s another grand swing & a miss on your part.

  7. John says:

    Point is, Tab, that sooner or later when you go out and act like a fool, you will do it around the wrong person. There aren’t plenty of people that get real tough when they drink and would love to go at it with a pro athlete?

    If Kane was just being an ass in public, I wouldn’t say a word. I think that at the very least most people would have a sit down with their HR department and probably be worried they would get fired after getting arrested. Maybe I work at the only company that cares about things like that.

  8. Tab Bamford says:

    John: 99.9999% of 23-yr-olds in this world that go out & get bent on the weekend don’t have an employer that cares BECAUSE NOBODY CARES. If you have an employer that will fire you for gettingdrunk on your own time, good luck working there. Indeed, if you read the emails Deadspin published, a few were from Wisconsin alumni… Also 23-yr-olds in Madison to get drunk/laid. None of their employers care. It’s THEIR PERSONAL TIME.

    The only reason there is an article is because Kane is Kane… A millionaire champion hockey player. Again, it’s naïve to say that every kid in the country is held to the same standard as Kane because there are dozens of people in those photos and only 1 is labeled.

    Oh, and since you’re showing a distinct lack of literacy, I’ll point out AGAIN that HE DIDN’T GET ARRESTED.

  9. Kyle says:

    GO Kaner!!! Have fun party on… I do it now every weekend and I’m 25. Yea Sundays I’m a little slow but come monday I’m on my game at work week in and week out. If I were Kane, I’d party in the summer too. Nothin wrong with it. I LOVE UWM parties!!! I hope he got lucky. good for him.

  10. John says:

    I am aware that he was not arrested in Madison, but he was in Buffalo, no? Companies don’t care if you get wasted on your own time, that is not what I wrote. Lots do care if you get arrested.

    It is a story when he gets wasted because, as you stated, he is Patrick Kane and is a 23 year old millionaire. Most people who are recognizable go out of their way not to be so conspicuous.

    I was stating that Carcillo/Bollig aren’t in the pictures because he doesn’t have someone there protecting him. I see his pals in the pictures, I don’t think they are scaring anyone off. I hear that Kaner isn’t exactly “hands off” with people (ladies) when he is out, I worry somebody will kick his ass. Don’t think that is crazy.

    I’m talking about when it goes beyond him just being a clown. I have no problem with him being a clown. If he were a clown, it would be funny. I’d love his big floppy shoes and mullet. Can we acknowledge that there is a pattern and that maybe it isn’t innocent?

  11. Logan Reilly says:

    To Patrick Kane: Cheers!

  12. Tom says:

    he didnt wanna play for USA this summer… to rest and prevent inury? or to get drunk and not care about hockey? how bout he starts doing what he gets paid to do? rather than making himself look like a jackass!

  13. Tony says:

    Starts doing what he gets paid to do? I guess you missed the fact he was one of only two Hawks to play all 82 games last season. Get off his dick and let him enjoy his fabulously wealthy youth. I don’t buy the choking crap for a second either. Starlin Castro was investigated for a far worse transgression and that proved to be nothing.

  14. Johnny says:

    Go Kaner!!!! Thats Sick!! Let him have some fun.

  15. Zesty_N says:

    Kane just loves to party! He got thrown out so what’s the big deal it’s not like this is the first time that has ever happened. Dude is 23 right? I mean yeah he is a millionaire pro hockey player but he’s young let him live a little it is not like he did this a day before the playoffs started so give him a break. Plus if it was really that bad I’m sure someone in the Hawks organization whether it be a teammate, coach, or higher-ups would sit him down to set his shit straight.

  16. Jack says:

    John,
    Your argument doesn’t hold water. He got drunk around the kind of crowd that has more interest in taking cell phone photos of him than having their own good time. This should be any 23 year old on any weekend in America, but it’s not because these idiots posted photos trying to make a buck. And the whole choking a girl thing is bullshit, just bullshit. Go back to School.

  17. the wolf says:

    Speaking as the resident “get off my lawn” old man, I think it’s unfair to put a greater onus on Kane and his ilk just because the camera eye has a greater reach and immediacy nowadays. There is very little here outside of a lot of contradictory hearsay to indicate Kane did anything but basically act like a typical 23-year-old having fun with his friends. Would I hang at a frat party at his age? Probably not, but I suspect Kane travels in different circles than I did at his age. This only becomes an issue if 1) Kane truly does something reprehensible and/or illegal, 2) lets it affect his ability to perform for his team. It’s difficult to comment on the former and there is scant evidence of the latter. Let’s remember that sites like Deadspin, while entertaining, nonetheless provide a TMZ-type approach to covering athletes on occasion. Whether you think this is fair or unfair, remember that athletes (or celebrities of any stripe) are under much more scrutiny now that they have ever been. Our mistake is in setting greater expectations than they can possibly live up to (Tazer notwithstanding).

  18. John says:

    I hope it is bull, Jack. I would be surprised if anything happened to Kane because of the weekend. How long does he get the “He is only 2_ years old” pass, though?

    I’m not making an argument on any sort of moral or ethical grounds. I’m aware you couldn’t field a pro team in any sport if you actually felt that way. He hurts his own brand by acting like he does and the Hawks are stupid for not having put an end to his behavior long before this.

    I was hopeful from this last year that he had turned a corner. Before this last weekend, I think it had been almost a year since he had shown up on Deadspin. Kane was amazing for stretches of this last season… I want that Kane. This is maddening because of the brilliance you see, but he comes with a lot of frustration and this stuff is part of it. Please point me to a story where someone talks about how hard Kane works and the confidence they have in him (and it can’t be Stan Bowman who just really really wishes he can be the 2nd center or any other member of the organ-I- zation that just might be blowing smoke). If it is out there, I’d be thrilled to read it, honestly I would. Make me a Patrick Kane convert.

  19. Kiki says:

    I agree with Pete and Tom…. Kane needs to focus on hockey. The fact is he’s not a normal 23 year old. Welcome to fame, millions and reality. Time to grow up and deal. Maybe if he focused on putting more pucks in the back of the net, he’d still be on TV instead of out choking women at a frat house.

  20. William says:

    I am sure that a huge majority of NHL players spend their summers as they wish some of the time, Kane doesn’t seem to be one of them, he is on the town constantly. I, as a fan, expect this professional to be training… he isn’t pulling a Boris Mironov by any stretch, but why he isn’t immersed in a training program I cannot fathom. His commitment and attitude are subpar, his skill is truly exceptional and that equates to a good player who could be great, this is the problem and why I say once again, send him to Buffalo, bring me my goalie and my center.

    It’d be great to have nothing happen and see him mature, but it is unlikely. I am 22, go to private University in Chicago and resultantly know many people with a comparable compilation of “little-man syndrome,” inflated ego and too much money… unfortunately the attitude born of this convoluted personality disorder doesn’t mend easily. Trade or attitude adjustment.

    P.S. Patrick Kane is a man, stop excusing his behavior based on age.

  21. Ross says:

    I’m guessing Kane gets the “He’s only 2_ years old” pass until he’s only “3_ years old”. John, who are you or anyone else to tell Patrick Kane what he can and cannot do? Do you draw an issue with Rob Gronkowski whenever he shows up in the tabloids? What about Joakim Noah? If you do you need to mind your own business. And contrary to those two athletes or the majority of athletes deemed “party boys” or ” immature”, Patrick Kane has a ring. He scored the game winning goal in overtime to clinch the Stanley Cup. He was 21 when he did so. How much of an issue did you or anyone else have with him when he was getting plastered on the back of the trolly during the parade? Again, if you did, get a life, because Patrick Kane’s isn’t yours.

  22. John says:

    Ross, I looked several times in my comments to find where I said that Patrick Kane wasn’t allowed to enjoy himself Didn’t find it. I’ve stated multiple times I don’t care as long as he keeps it to clown behavior. I know it is a real high bar to set to ask that he be less visible and keep his nose clean. Joakim Noah is a perfect example of somebody who learned how to be a professsional. He took his job a lot more seriously and you know what? He got better. He is also a guy with limited talent… he is an effort player. Kane is a skill player with effort that is frequently questioned. Great comparison.

  23. Timmy says:

    Kane is 23 years old, yeah. He is also the face of a multi-million dollar franchise, and some would say he face of a multi-billion dollar league. SO, arguments of “he should be focusing on hockey” aside, any team owner worth two nickels would have written a personal ethics clause into his contract. He also likely has an insurance policy with the league/team that only tolerates twenty-something bullshit to an extent. So our arguments of “who cares” may pale in comparison to “ink’s on the paper, son.” Especially since twinkletoes has landed in a courtroom before.

    But that’s for Rocky and Bettman to decide.

  24. Timmy says:

    Also, that’s the best Trollface I’ve ever seen in a photograph.

  25. Joe says:

    I guarantee you Patrick Kane isn’t the only player in the NHL that parties. He’s 23 years old and has another 4 months before training camp. He should be able to go out and have fun in the offseason. That being said, he is not a normal 23 year old and he needs to be smarter about what he does in public when there are cameras everywhere and he has a target on his back 24/7. Yeah Patrick Kane is a cocky asshole and he does need to grow up but he is the face of the Blackhawks franchise, one of the best players in the NHL, scored the goal that broke the 49 year cup drought and still has his best years ahead of him the Blackhawks aren’t going to trade him because he went to a college party and got drunk, and they shouldn’t. People need to shutup with the “TRADE KANE!” crap

  26. Logan Reilly says:

    I can’t imagine the heat Bobby Hull would get if he played in the internet age with all his drinking he did back in the day.

  27. wall says:

    Don’t care if Kane gets drunk…

    I care that he proclaims before the season “that I am ready to take my game to the next level” !!! And plays like a puss for the 1st 60 games… and shoots .075% for the 1st 60 games… and is on 10 different commercials /shows… while making this BOLD proclamation!!!!

    IMO- the actions (drinking/commercials) don’t go with Statement!

    OVERPAID-PLAYMAKER!!!

  28. chingachgook says:

    If Bowman had found a way to keep Buff around so that Toews and Kane would have had the space and astronomical point totals that they deserve I think there’d be less concern with Kane growing up. Work hard, play hard, sleep well.

  29. Travis says:

    Kane should focus more on hockey? No way! He’s been focusing on hockey full-time for 8 straight months. It’s more productive for him to NOT focus on hockey, take a break, unwind, and recharge the batteries.

    Who knows how many new Blackhawks fans he made in Madison? It’s been well-documented that the Hawks increased their fanbase by something like 400% after the 2010 run. If Kane didn’t party, I wonder what that number would be =P

  30. Tab Bamford says:

    Yes, if the Blackhawks had kept Byfuglien Kane wouldn’t drink.

    The same Byfuglien that got a DUI on a boat & weighed in at nearly 300 lbs last summer. Perfect role model. Great call.

  31. mike says:

    fantastic comment tab! lol

  32. Chris says:

    Does Buffalo still want this guy? Tyler Myers would look good in Red!

  33. Tab Bamford says:

    I would guess BUF still likes Tyler Myers after two seasons in the NHL.

  34. James M says:

    He’s getting paid far too much money to drink Miller lite – that’s my concern. But, I guess he drinks like he plays, weak, light, and deceptive.

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