Evander Kane is pretty widely regarded among hot takists as one of the worst hockey players in the NHL. It’s not that he isn’t an amazingly skilled player that’s the problem, it’s that he’s a terrible human being.
But who wouldn’t think that, what with his money-waving, YMCMB haircut-getting tendencies? And most recently, Kane made the probable felony-level offense of not saying outright that he wants to continue playing for the Winnipeg Jets.
All of these audacious and — frankly — deeply disturbing moves have been piling up like kindling on a campfire, just waiting to burst into flames in the form of a scorching hot take.
Someone better call the fire department:
Mr. Murphy — who is a Very Respected member of the hockey media — really hit the nail on the head in this take. I mean, Kane just can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble. I’m willing to excuse the earlier stuff, but not saying that you really want to play for the Winnipeg Jets is taking it too far.
Winnipeg is a winning hockey town. Well, not so much in that they win, but that they would very much like to win and are certainly trying their best. How does that not appeal to Kane?
Maybe he’s turned off by the fact that the city tends to blow every little mis-step the 22 year old makes out of proportion? To that, Mr. Murphy has an answer:
TAKE THAT FIREMEN! All Patrick Kane ever did was punch a cab driver — he never said he wanted to leave the team. Hell, Patrick Kane was willing to stick it out with Chicago, a patented not winning hockey town, so Murphy’s criticism of Evander Kane can’t be deflected by references to Patrick Kane’s misguided moves.
Now I know what you liberals are thinking — Murphy is probably being horribly racist in his criticism of Evander Kane. To that, Murphy already has an answer:
Check and mate.