TORONTO – It has been more than nine years since he was selected number one overall in the NHL draft in Columbus. Chicago Blackhawks star and South Buffalo native Patrick Kane suddenly entering his 10th season in the NHL. Seemingly out of nowhere, it is closer to 30 years than in 20 times and another birthday coming Nov. 19
But Cain is not the twilight of his career. He is coming off a season Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player and is one of the leaders of the US team as it heads to the World Ice Hockey Championships.
“This is of course a bit scary,” Kane said this week at the Air Canada Centre on the eve of Saturday’s league match against Europe (3:30, ESPN2). “I’m going into my 10th year, but I feel that I am a young man of the heart, as I still have on my front nine is in the league. Continue reading