Winnipeg Jets: What Will Evander Kane Look to Achieve in the KHL?

October 6th, 2012 by Anthony Capocci Leave a reply »
About this time last week, Winnipeg Jets’ forward Evander Kane signed a contract to play in the KHL for Dinamo Minsk. One of the NHL’s brightest young forwards will look to take his game to a whole new level… sort of.

Kane has already established himself as one of the up-and-coming "superstar" forwards in the NHL. Kane’s hockey sense, awareness, size, strength, goal scoring ability and ability to drive the net make him one of the NHL’s best power forwards, with a little added dose of sniper. Kane is progressing nicely and is developing into that superstar forward.

However, the only thing that could stall a player’s progression is not playing at all. This is especially dreadful for a young player who's continuing to grow and progress at the highest level. And not playing at all is what happened when the NHL decided to lock out their season. For Kane, it was time to find a new home in a new league until the NHL came to an agreement.

That’s when the KHL became an option.

The difference in talent is massive between the NHL and KHL, but the KHL does have plenty of skilled players, which arguably m ...

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