Chicago Blackhawk Patrick Kane eager to shine in the coming NHL season

Recovering from a broken wrist, Blackhawks Kane is ready for the season

8/8/11 in NHL   |   michaelquinto2   |   27 respect

Chicago Blackhawks player Patrick Kane looks forward to playing next season, aiming to make an even bigger name for himself in the NHL.

Kane’s season was cut short when he broke his left wrist. The injury had to be operated upon during the Holiday season. The surgery went according to plan, and Kane is expected to be fit within 6-8 weeks. His injury may cause him to miss the start of the season but that doesn’t bother him. The player is focused and motivated towards improving his game and is willing to do whatever it takes. The 22 year old cannot wait for the season to start and aims to get onto the field as soon as he can.

Before getting his hopes high, however, he has to wear a protective cast for his wrist for six weeks. That’s demoralizing for any athlete and the player is counting days for him to be finally able to play the game he loves the most.

"It's never fun to be walking around in a cast, especially since I'm going to have it on for six weeks. I'm two weeks down and a couple days. I keep counting the days to get this thing off,” stated the player.

Kane, who was born and raised in Buffalo New York, was the first overall pick of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. The player will be entering his 4th season and cannot wait for things to start. Despite breaking his wrist, which limited his season to 73 games, he still managed to secure 73 points, which include 27 goals and 46 assists.

Kane claimed that the current off-season was one of the toughest ones he has endured. Apart from the injury,; last year at the same time, the Blackhawks were celebrating winning their first Stanley Cup in nearly 30 years. This time around, however, the Blackhawks were humiliated when they were knockout out of the competition in the first round by Vancouver Canucks.

"I'm excited for the season, excited for where our team's at. A lot of good moves by the Hawks, getting our team where we need to be, adding a lot of maturity, experience, toughness -- which we probably lacked last year. I think we're going to be pretty good. I think we're going to have another chance to win it again", Kane said about their rough past season,”

The Blackhawks now need to regroup and start the new season on a high. Some minor tweaks and fresh players would be perfect for the team. The team would be hoping to bounce back from the disappointment and get back to their winning ways in the next season. 

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8/9/11   |   jswol54   |   20819 respect

A few things.  Kane was hampered by a lower leg injury last season, not a wrist injury.  He injured his wrist against the Wings late in the season, but didn't miss any time.  Kane shouldn't miss any time this season due to the wrist surgery.  Also, as much as I hate to say it, we were on a 49 year drought before bringing Lord Stanley home.  Last but not least, we were hardly "humiliated" against the Canucks.  The series went 7 games and Van City won the deciding game in OT on their home ice.