May 12, 2014 |
Blackhawks fans would be interested to learn three things about Paul Wilkins' life. One, the first time the native of Australia came to the United Center (and America), Patrick Kane scored his first NHL goal. Two, the 31-year-old has attended four Blackhawks games, and the Hawks won all four (including Sunday's Game 5 against Minnesota). Three, he's staying in Chicago until June 9. Last year during the Stanley Cup Final, Wilkins traveled 18 1/2 hours plus an eight-hour layover from Melbourne, and slept on the couches of kind Chicagoans for a chance to be a part of Chicago sports...
April 16, 2014 |
Yawn. The mullet was so 2013. Yesterday, Patrick Kane was spotted at the barber shop, getting his golden locks chopped into a mullet for the playoffs. Again. It's not very original, and it occurs to us that a gentleman with such specific taste in hairstyles did not make the mullet decision lightly. Thanks to the Internet - specifically a site called TAZZ Virtual Makeover Hairstyles - we're able to envision what might have been if Kaner got a little bolder with his barber and gone with a celebrity-inspired 'do. Clearly,...
March 25, 2014 |
Repeat after us: Teuvo Teravainen is not a savior. Now that we've got that out of the way, we'll focus on the Blackhawks and NHL debut of the 19-year-old Finnish phenom, who hit the ice against Dallas on Tuesday. Will he be the next Patrick Kane? It's SO easy to make that leap. Kane first played in the NHL at age 19 just like Teravainen, both are 5-foot-11 and both are known for otherworldly stick-handling skills. It's too soon to know if the rookie has, say, a Conn Smythe Trophy in his future.
February 12, 2014 |
The talent on the Blackhawks roster is undeniable. The team has hoisted two Stanley Cups in four years, and now 10 of its players are headed to Russia to play in the Olympics. Five countries will be represented by the Blackhawks: the U.S., Canada, Sweden, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. RedEye caught up with eight of them ahead of their inevitable head-to-head battles. Let the trash-talking begin. What will you miss most about Chicago while in Sochi? Patrick Sharp (Canada)
November 18, 2013 |
Believe it or not, Chicago, Patrick Kane turns 25 on Tuesday. So many goals. So many photos of him drinking. But that's all in the past now (the second part, not the first). He's all business right now anyway. “I think we're always on the road for my birthday," Kane said last week. "It's always the [Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey] circus trip that's going on. Looking at the schedule I think we're on the road for 12 or 13 days and we have like seven games so there's not really too much time to do anything.
November 13, 2013 |
Patrick Kane's skills on the ice are recognized throughout the NHL. But he has some work to do when it comes to growing facial hair. That said, he's doing his best, along with Blackhawks teammates Bryan Bickell, Brandon Bollig and Niklas Hjalmarsson, to support Movember. The annual, facial hair-focused event aims to raise awareness and money to fight prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. "I just saw Kaner's [mustache] now with all these lights on," teammate Patrick Sharp said at the Michigan Avenue magazine cover party at Carnivale...