The fan mill continues to rumble with an opinion of possibly trading Patrick Kane this off-season. Hardly believable, when the young 22-year old winger scored perhaps one of the most memorable goals in all of Chicago Blackhawks history.
While Kane is credited with at least a part of the resurrection of the Chicago Blackhawks, many fans (loyal or bandwagon) have voiced their opinion. It is clear that Kane will never be a Jonathan Toews, but what many expect is at least a player that contributes in other ways which justify the dollars being paid.
When Kane arrived in the NHL, the hype immediately followed, as he was an 18-year-old trying to carry the weight of a city on his shoulders. He had the support of the fans and of his coach, Denis Savard. Now as the Stanley Cup Champion status has come and gone, many question the true abilities Kane brings to a roster in need of leaders.