Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Video- A Sit Down With Evander Kane

Filed in: NHL Teams, San Jose Sharks, | KK Hockey | Permalink


Paul's avatar

If you’d rather read than watch…

from TSN,

San Jose Sharks forward admitted to having a gambling problem, but categorically denied the claims made by his estranged wife in the summer that he had bet on his own games.

While calling his wife’s statements “incredibly false,” the 30-year-old Vancouver native told ESPN’s Linda Cohn that his gambling sometimes affected his judgment.

“It was a big part of my life for quite a number of years,” Kane told Cohn of his gambling, noting that he has “never” bet on his own games. “It’s something that I would say that I definitely had a problem with at certain points throughout those years – at certain times more than others.”

Kane cited a 2019 postseason game against the Vegas Golden Knights as a time when his problem affected his judgment. In a 5-0 Game 4 loss in the opening round of the Western Conference playoffs, Kane accrued 16 minutes in penalties, including a 10-minute misconduct.

“I gambled the night before a playoff game,” Kane said. “I wasn’t supposed to be doing it, did it and obviously didn’t do very well that evening. But when you have a problem, sometimes you can’t control your decision-making at that time. And I think that was an example of my problem getting the better of me. I had a gambling problem. And when you have a gambling problem, just like a drinking problem or drug problem, sometimes you can’t control your actions.”

Being an athlete only exacerbated the problem, Kane explained.


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/16/21 at 03:07 PM ET

jhpcarrier97's avatar

This guy is bad news, I’d encourage all our team to not even give him the time of day!

Posted by jhpcarrier97 on 09/16/21 at 11:01 PM ET

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.


Notify me of follow-up comments?


Most Recent Blog Posts

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at pk@kuklaskorner.com