2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Patrick Kane Adjusting To Big Stage (Again)

June 1st, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
After two games of the Stanley Cup Finals, the experience for Patrick Kane has been "so far, not-so-good."

The Chicago Blackhawks superstar is coming off a fantastic 88-point regular season and has had a sold postseason, scoring 21 points in the first three rounds. But in the first two games of the Finals, Kane has no points on just five shots and is minus-three in the series.

Is Kane wilting under the bright lights of the Stanley Cup Finals?

It's hard to remember, after watching him play very well for three years in the NHL and after him already having a Calder Trophy at home, that Kane is still only 21 years old. He was the top overall pick in the 2007 draft ahead of James van Riemsdyk, who was a healthy scratch by the Flyers for Game Two after he struggled in Game One.

Van Riemsdyk has now only played one season in the NHL to Kane's three, but they were considered options 1A and 1B in that draft class.

Because Kane hasn't been on a Stanley Cup Finals stage before, there isn't an NHL track record from which we can pull perspective. There is, however, another big stage from which we can look to see how Kane performed unde ...

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