Are We Just Now Seeing the Best of Patrick Kane During Epic Point Streak?

November 24th, 2015 by Adrian Dater Leave a reply »

That Patrick Kane is off to a great start shouldn't be a surprise. He's Patrick Kane, after all, a three-time Stanley Cup champion, Conn Smythe winner and former No. 1 draft pick. But let's tell the truth: Everyone is at least a little surprised Kane has been so great despite the elephant in the room that was a previously lingering accusation of rape.

Now that the case has been dismissed by the Erie County district attorney for lack of evidence, the elephant in the Chicago dressing room is getting smaller by the day. 

Putting aside the psychology of how Kane has been able to emerge as the NHL's current scoring leader—with 32 points and a current 16-game point streak—what are the hockey reasons for this, the best start of his career? Question is: Is this just a hot start, or has Kane turned the corner to being a more consistent player for the long term?

Scotty Bowman, 82 years young and still a senior adviser of hockey operations with the Chicago Blackhawks, and his GM son, Stan, have a couple of theories on Kane's great start and why it can continue.


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