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Patrick Kane has been with the Blackhawks for five seasons, which makes him one of the "veterans" on the team.
This automatically puts Kane into a position of leadership on the team along with Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith. It is expected that he help the rookies out and lead the team by example both on and off the ice.
Kane is failing to do this. Simply put, his lack of leadership may be hurting the Blackhawks.
Sure, Kane is still a kid and likes the occasional party, but the time has come for him to move to the next level. Complete focus on the game may not the best idea, but he needs to act more like a leader and less like a kid that just made it into the NHL.
His ability to do this may dictate whether or not he will be with the Blackhawks for the rest of his career or just one more season.
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