Archive for Evander Kane
Disclaimer: This post was written before news broke that Kane is out for 4-6 months after shoulder surgery.
In case you missed it over the past few years, Evander Kane has been on the path towards total ostracization by the Winnipeg Jets and the media. It started with the money phone (pictured above). It continued with a series of articles by Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press, all of which blamed Kane for everything wrong with Winnipeg, falling short of blaming him for the cold winters.
It all came to a head in the last week, where Kane was a healthy scratch for “team reasons.” The reason was later found to be that he wore a track suit to the rink, a violation of team rules that require an actual suit. Chris Johnston of Sportsnet later revealed that Kane skipped the game, following an altercation with Dustin Byfuglien, who threw his track suit in the shower as a message to the 23-year-old kid.