Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/27/12 at 03:52 PM ET
from Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times,
On paper, the 2011-12 season was Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane’s worst in his five-year career. Even his wide-eyed rookie campaign was better statistically.
Kane’s 66 points marked his lowest output yet. His 23 goals were just two more than his rookie-year total. It would seem that he took a step back after being a point-per-game player the last two seasons.
It’s deceiving, though. While he’s paid to score, assist and spring fans from their seats, what Kane truly did this season might be underrated.
Kane is more of a team player than many give him credit for, and the idea of trading him is foolish.
“As far as my season personally, you want to put up some more points and some more goals,” Kane said this week. “But I’m excited about the challenge next year.”
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