NHL Trade Speculation: Evander Kane’s Behavior Worth It for Winnipeg Jets?

January 8th, 2013 by Steve Silverman Leave a reply »
Evander Kane has all the skills needed to become one of the top stars in the NHL.

Kane, 21, is coming off his first season as a 30-goal scorer with the Winnipeg Jets. He has the size and strength at 6'2" and 195 pounds to establish himself as a presence down low while also having the skating skills and agility to blow by defenders and unleash his hard shot.

Since Kane has improved each of his three seasons, he would appear to be a cornerstone member of the Jets franchise.

Kane will be one of the team's leaders as it tries to establish itself as a playoff contender, right?

Not so fast.

Kane is starting to turn off a lot of would-be supporters in Winnipeg.

Winnipeg Free Press columnist Gary Lawless is among those irritated by Kane's attitude and activities.

Among Kane's transgressions was going to the KHL during the lockout, reporting to Dinamo Minsk out of shape and basically going through the motions while he was playing. His stay in the KHL lasted 12 games before he left, per Yahoo!.

Then, he took a trip to Las Vegas during the middle of the lockout and tweeted out a picture of himself holding ...

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