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by Paul on 11/30/07 at 01:42 PM ET
from the Chicago Tribune,
Gretzky has seen enough of Kane and Toews to heap accolades on the teenagers.
“They love to play, and they love to compete,” Gretzky said. “You can’t replace passion for the game. You watch Toews and Kane play, they’re fun to watch.”
Kane gave his teammates bottles of wine to commemorate his first NHL goal. The bottles of cabernet sauvignon had labels that read: “Patrick Kane, 1st NHL goal vs. Colorado Avalanche, Oct. 19, 2007. Won 5-3.”
The 19-year-old rookie isn’t old enough to buy or drink alcoholic beverages, so he enlisted his father’s help. Kane made the gesture at the suggestion of defenseman Brent Sopel, who said it was an NHL tradition—although several Hawks said they’d never heard of any such tradition.
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