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The Bigger, Stronger Patrick Kane

from Tim Sassone of the Chicago Daily-Herald,

This summer Kane went to work on bettering his release of the puck with the hopes of producing even bigger offensive numbers in his fourth year with the Blackhawks.

“I actually hired a guy I worked with when I was 11 or 12 years old who is really good with skills,” Kane said. “He actually helped me a lot, not only with my shot, but with the release of your shot, the way to get it off even quicker.

“We worked on skating and things like that. You’re obviously trying to get stronger and get faster. I think I made a big improvement on that last year.”

Kane’s not going to predict a 100-point season, but it’s obviously on his radar. The Hawks haven’t had a 100-point scorer since Jeremy Roenick in 1993-94.

“I’m not going to be the one to say it, but I think that’s kind of my job for the team - to produce points, create plays and create offense,” Kane said. “That’s definitely a number you want to hit, but you want to improve your all-around game - be on the ice in all situations and hopefully prove myself more.”


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redxblack's avatar

Cabbies beware!

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 09/20/10 at 02:44 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Kane would love to prove to the coaches that he can kill penalties and be on the ice late in tight games.

I’m sorry…that’s the funniest thing I’ve read today.

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 09/20/10 at 04:18 AM ET

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