Patrick Kane: A Superstar That Gets It

January 7th, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
There is a magnificent story in today's Chicago Tribune that fans of every sport, not just hockey, should read.

According to the story, written by David Haugh, Kane is doing something special tonight when the Blackhawks visit the Boston Bruins. After seeing how USA Hockey announced the roster for the 2010 Olympic, Kane was not only honored but responsible to do more.

Haugh reports that Kane, after a number of phone calls, connected with the youngster that wore his jersey for the ceremony and will sign the jersey he wore during the event.

In a time when sports news is filled with stories like Gilbert Arenas' guns, Chris Hendry's unfortunate death, and baseball's continuing steriod issues, what a great story about a superstar quietly reaching out to a kid in another team's market to do something nice!

Obviously Kane's recent past isn't without it's own flaws. This past summer there was the incident with a cab driver in Buffalo that ended up a buried non-story, but it's still something every 21-year old would like to avoid. This, though, is a step that should make any sports fan smile and applaud the young star.

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