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Patrick Kane - The Face Of American Hockey?

from James Neveau of NBC Chicago,

The truth of the matter is that when you combine the flair with which he plays the game, the quality of his playoff performances, and the emerging maturity that is redefining his image in the minds of Chicago fans (and is catching nationwide notice, for that matter), then there is no other conclusion than to say that Kane is the face of hockey in the United States.

Guys like Parise and Quick may be able to match Kane if this were a question simply of ability, but when you factor in the star power, as well as the allure of playing for one of the game’s most storied franchises, then Kane is without equal in this discussion. At only 24 years of age, Kane is (hopefully) far from finished in this league, but when all is said and done, then he may end up usurping guys like Mike Modano and others as the most legendary American to ever lace up a pair of skates.

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Zqto's avatar

Ok, I just defended Toews on the other article, but Kane?
Hes a little bitch
Always been, always will be…

Posted by Zqto on 08/27/13 at 10:16 AM ET

Zqto's avatar

actually, thinking about this, just made me realize they remind me of another duo I used to hate

Sakic - Forsberg

Sakic was a respectable, hard working captain, while forsberg was undeniably the more gifted player, but such a little bitch, too

Posted by Zqto on 08/27/13 at 10:18 AM ET

Nathan's avatar

Forsberg wasn’t that bad. At least he didn’t run around town with a disgusting greasy mullet getting drunk and punching cabbies in the offseason.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 08/27/13 at 10:36 AM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Heh…face of America…in a Post Office maybe.

Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 08/27/13 at 11:08 AM ET

awould's avatar

barf.

Posted by awould on 08/27/13 at 12:01 PM ET

SYF's avatar

$0.20 - the face of USA Hockey???

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 08/27/13 at 12:54 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

I wouldn’t worry about .20.  If US wins gold in Sochi, it won’t be because of him and then there will be a new face.

Posted by MoreShoot on 08/27/13 at 01:37 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

How in the heck could Neveau come to that conclusion? Oh, right. He works for NBC – better known as the Nincompoop Broadcasting Company. And he’s braodcasting his nincompoopery from, wait for it, Chicago. Ok, now I get it.

As Forrest Gump once said, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 08/27/13 at 07:58 PM ET

Hippy Dave's avatar

I thought he was the face of a guy who likes to sucker punch cab drivers.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 08/27/13 at 11:41 PM ET

DrewBehr's avatar

“Patrick Kane - The Face Of American Hockey?”

If you want the face of American Hockey covered in cocaine, then yes.

Posted by DrewBehr from The Mitten on 08/28/13 at 09:56 AM ET

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