By 10 am yesterday morning, nearly everyone with access to a radio feed in Chicago or an internet connection found out how good of a weekend Patrick Kane, Kris Versteeg, and John Madden had. While the story is endlessly entertaining, it’s relatively harmless (unless you’re Mrs. John Madden). Three guys thought it would be no harm to get in a limo with a bunch of 5’s, take their shirts off, and agree to have their pictures taken. Probably not the smartest idea, but hardly criminal behavior.
Any comparisons between Patrick Kane’s summer activity in Buffalo and a weekend in Vancouver are way off base. Committing a felony and having your picture taken with no shirt on (and later, no pants) is like asparagus and oranges. The guy enjoys his nightlife; this was a fairly well-known fact before his brush with the law in July. If anything, he continues to make JWoww squirm with his antics. That makes him ok in my world.
The only thing I find to be hilarious/pathetic/depressing: What in the world is John Madden doing? He’s 36 years old and probably the only person in the car who’s been in the zip code of a four-year university. That got me thinking….You know who else is? Stan Bowman. Could you imagine seeing little Stan in his Spider-Man underwear flexing for the whole world? Now that would be a picture I’d pay to own.
Anyways, the story will likely die as quickly as it was born and I don’t think I’m alone in thinking, “Who cares?”
Unless of course, you’re this guy, and you’re ready to indict the team for not caring because three guys went out drinking and were foolish enough to have their pictures taken sans shirts.
–David Haugh profiles Stan Bowman as he prepares for the trade deadline. Nothing earth-shattering here except maybe this:
When Bowman’s not scouting junior-league prospects on off nights, he has been monitoring NHL rumors and gossip like a basement blogger.
As someone who does the majority of ‘blogging’ from my bedroom, I resent that statement.
*On the Farm*
—It wasn’t a very fun night at the Rockford MetroCentre on Wednesday night. The IceHogs welcomed in the Hamilton Bulldogs and it didn’t take very long for them to make themselves at home. The Bulldogs scored once in the first, twice in the second, and twice in the third for a 5-0 win.
Corey Crawford was pulled a minute and a half into the third period after allowing 4 goals on 21 shots. Joseph Fallon came on in relief and stopped 9 of the 10 shots he faced.
—Shawn Lalonde had no points and was a -4 in a 7-2 loss to the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors.
—Kyle Beach scored his 30th goal of the season (a new career high), added an assist, and had his first fight since the 2nd of January in a 4-1 win over the Chilliwack Bruins. Beach fought Zach Habscheid after Habscheid checked a Spokane player from behind.