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Evander Kane benched for violating team dress code?

I really don't know what to think about this, so I'll let the Winnipeg Free Press's Gary Lawless take it away...

After breaking a team rule, Evander Kane was a healthy scratch on Tuesday and that may be the end of this little saga. Or we may soon see signs of a much larger rift.

Kane’s transgression on Tuesday, as it turns out, was fairly was minor. He broke dress code, arriving at the rink for a midday team meeting in sweats, instead of a suit. By gametime, Kane wasn’t a player.

Jets coach Paul Maurice scratched Kane from the lineup and after the game called it a coach’s decision. This is the second time Maurice has made Kane a healthy scratch for disciplinary reasons. The coach has rules and he expects his players to follow them and there are few exceptions. The margin of error for a repeat offender such as Kane is thin. So he got benched.

How Kane takes this treatment will be the subtext of the next chapter. If he accepts he made a mistake and is willing to move forward, we’ll see him back in the lineup as early as Friday night. If he’s miffed, and decides he’d like to swat back at the organization, Kane does have a card to play. He can elect to shut it down and have surgery on an undisclosed injury.

Continued, and we all know that Kane may demand a trade. Or not?

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SYF's avatar

Maybe he’ll do better in a Wings dressing room.

I mean, “Whut???”

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 02/05/15 at 12:47 AM ET

Chet's avatar

Canadian markets are so hilarious to me. This is shit stirring of the first order from the media…

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 02/05/15 at 01:27 AM ET


I’d love to see Kane as a Wing but I doubt they have room for him. Ignore the off ice stuff, which is actually pretty minor in the big scheme of things and you’ve got one talented hockey player, one I think still hasn’t reached his potential.

Posted by evileye on 02/05/15 at 11:01 AM ET


This is shit stirring of the first order from the media…

Is it?  I mean seriously, he was suspended for not wearing his suit for a team meeting?  You want people to not stir shit, then don’t suspend your players for f*cking dress code BS.

Posted by Garth on 02/05/15 at 12:31 PM ET

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