Could Patrick Kane’s Partying be Hurting his Game, Blackhawks?

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Patrick Kane likes to go out and drink. That’s been well-documented, and not news to anyone. There are hundreds of pics of him out on the town debauching himself posted all over the internet. And that’s his choice. He’s an adult and can do whatever he wants.

But not everyone can follow the alleged lead of Mark Grace, who did his partying and supposed “slumpbusting” in Lincoln Park, the near north side etc. and still performed for the Chicago Cubs everyday.

“Kaner” is missing practice and that severely hurts his Chicago Blackhawks teammates, who are hurting themselves right now. They probably won’t make the playoffs and that means finger pointing will soon commence.

You can start the pointing by reading this Deadspin feature; which lists some interesting facts and asks some tough questions.

The secrecy of the Hawks media relations in explaining his absence from practice doesn’t exactly help Kane’s image, or the situation in general.

Of course, the Hawks have even bigger problems than this; most pressing is the roster blow-up by GM Stan Bowman in the summer, and how their severe lack of depth is crippling them. For more on that go here.

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  1. The Blackhawks should take a stand with Kaner and suspend him for a few games. By his recent partying, he shows he cares only about himself and has no idea the effect his actions are on his team. He is acting like an adolescent who will probably have his career burn out way before it should have due to all the partying.

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