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Morning Line- Michael Powell On Patrick Kane

Left unanswered is why someone — a team, a teammate or the league — did not step in earlier, and tell Kane that he is no longer a man-child, but a 26-year-old man in danger of careening into a world of hurt, for himself or for others.

-Michael Powell of the New York Times where you can read more on Patrick Kane.

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Thag's avatar

Most people learn to not be an idiot all by themselves…

Posted by Thag from DC on 09/16/15 at 08:03 AM ET


It’s always someone else’s fault. Like, every workplace should have a group of people that has to continuously teach the employees how to be adults, how not to fight people, how not to make a drunken mess of yourself, and how not to rape people.

And yes, I am making a presumption here, just like the author.

Posted by VitoLambruski on 09/16/15 at 09:16 AM ET


Who is supposed to say something and what should they have said?

“Hey Patrick, you’re in your mid-20s and partying like people in their mid-20s do, but make sure you don’t rape anyone, ok?”

Most people learn to not be an idiot all by themselves…

Do they though?

Posted by Garth on 09/16/15 at 10:06 AM ET

awould's avatar

Left unanswered is why someone….

I’m pretty sure a lot of people did. Apparently, it didn’t take. Again.

Posted by awould on 09/16/15 at 10:25 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Dreger tweeted this morning the Hawks will probably have an update on Kane today.  Camp opens on Friday and he expects Kane to be in camp.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/16/15 at 10:34 AM ET

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Posted by awould on 09/16/15 at 10:25 AM ET

Came here to say the same thing. I would be shocked if people in the organization haven’t had these sorts of talks with him—or his agent—over the years. Ultimately, it really doesn’t matter. At this stage in his life, it is only Kane’s responsibility to become a functioning adult, and he’s failing at that miserably. It’s not mom and dad’s fault any more, and it’s not the club’s fault.

Posted by Nathan from wasting perfect passes from my teammates on 09/16/15 at 10:49 AM ET

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Dan Bernstein of CBS Chicago,

If Kane is skating on Friday, the team risks the appearance of callousness and perpetuation of the enabling, win-at-all-costs mentality that has helped facilitate the unending behavioral problems of their 26-year-old star.  As much as they have tried in vain to force his off-ice maturation, they have also tacitly endorsed him as those efforts have been failing, going so far as to trust him with the commitment of an 8-year contract extension worth $84 million.


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/16/15 at 10:59 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Don’t know if it means anything at this point, but Kane is listed on Chicago’s training camp roster.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/16/15 at 11:05 AM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Chicago has way too much wrapped up in Kane, too much of their future rides on him being an elite player for years to come, they aren’t going to make him walk the plank.

Feign horror, indignation, and disgust for a month, then move on.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 09/16/15 at 11:49 AM ET

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