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All Is Well With Evander Kane In San Jose

from Paul Gackle of the Mercury News,

Kane’s coaches and teammates are only saying good things about him. The fanbase is hoping the team re-signs him to a longterm contract when he enters unrestricted free agency on July 1. Kane, meanwhile, insists that he has grown up since he developed a reputation for being hockey’s bad boy early in his career.

“Do I see this as an opportunity to be viewed in a different light? Absolutely,” Kane said. “I haven’t lost or forgotten where I came from. I just think that most people don’t know my story.”

Kane’s relationship to hockey is stereotypically Canadian even though he lacked a stereotypically Canadian upbringing. The 26-year-old’s love affair with the sport is tied to his relationship with his father, Perry Kane, who devoted most of his adult life to molding his son into a professional hockey player, an opportunity that eluded him as a black Canadian growing up in the 1970s.

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