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A Superstar In The Making

from Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press,

With the Twitter and trade talk behind him, Evander Kane is creating a new kind of conversation with his all-star calibre play.

The Jets forward has blown up on the NHL scene, with a scorching start to the season that has him 47th in league scoring with 21 points.

His 14 goals are fourth best in the NHL and has people league-wide discussing his potential all-star status.

Kane will need to keep up his pace and maybe even increase it to get the nod but the NHL’s hockey operations types have taken notice.

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Primis's avatar

Very premature.  He has a long, long ways to go.

Posted by Primis on 12/08/11 at 01:13 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

braggin about being 47th in league scoring like it’s validation is hilarious

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 12/08/11 at 01:22 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

All-Star and superstar do not mean the same thing.

I will always like Evander Kane for one-punching Matt Cooke (at least until Winnipeg becomes a conference rival for Detroit and I have to deal with him playing against my team multiple times per season).

Evander Kane has about the same Q-rating as Max Talbot and the only people who call either of them “superstar” are doing so sarcastically.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 12/08/11 at 01:28 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

People violently overuse the term superstar

Posted by Evilpens on 12/08/11 at 01:40 PM ET

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I saw the headline and assumed this was going to be about Giroux.  Kane should have a very good career in the NHL and being out of the Thrasher organization should really help him but I don’t know if Superstar status is in his future.

Posted by tbassett on 12/08/11 at 02:04 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Gary Lawless has been creating a new kind of conversation with his spectacularly crap articles.

Posted by SK77 on 12/08/11 at 02:09 PM ET

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Very premature.  He has a long, long ways to go.

Hence the phrase “in the making”?

Posted by Garth on 12/08/11 at 02:27 PM ET

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Posted by Garth on 12/08/11 at 11:27 AM ET

You’d generally use the term as it’s becoming evident.. 47th in scoring isn’t evident of anything…

Hey, Hudler is a superstar in the making too

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 12/08/11 at 06:42 PM ET

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