Monday, August 10, 2009

Am I the Only One Who Thinks ...

Am I the only one....
... who thinks that maybe USA Hockey should wait until after Patrick Kane's court dates are over before having him in camp?
To date I haven't seen one story or detail about the story of the Blackhawks' star alleged altercation with a cab driver in his hometown of Buffalo, NY that doesn't point to the fact he was probably intoxicated - under age (he's 20) - and the altercation was apparently over literally pocket change. And to be clear we're talking about packet change to anyone, not just someone making millions for playing a game.


So let's get this straight, a sporting public who overwhelmingly feel that it's okay to continue to possibly prevent a guy who served his time, and has been financially impacted in a severe way, from continuing to earn his livelihood - one Michael Vick; is going to get behind a Team USA with some punka$$ kid who beat-down a working stiff just doing his job over less than a dollar? Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying anything about thinking Michael Vick's life shouldn't be impacted further - what he did was horrible and what he's gotten and continues to get is fine by me. What I'm saying is that if it turns out Patrick Kane is the idiot it sounds like he was when he took on the cab driver, then why would USA Hockey treat him any better than Gary Bettman treated Sean Avery for his comments about the dating habits of other NHL players and his ex-girlfriends? Also how can it be good for the game, the sport in general and the governing body of the sport for amateurs in the United States to have Kane in camp with this cloud over him. At the very least he was drinking underage - look at the whole recent Michael Phelps actions and repercussions.


Kane should do the right thing, assuming ANY part of this incident is true, stay out of USA Hockey camp until this is cleared up and if all of it's true, he should recuse himself from the USA National Team and this Olympics Games.


Now I'm not naive enough to think that is going to happen, but I think that's what the lad should do.


Your thoughts?

2 comments:

Jerry said...

Here, here! I hope to God someone whoops the shit out of this little punk. Hockey's a blue collar sport, and there's no way there aren't more than a few bruisers with cabbie family waiting to pay him back.

I can't wait...

Haha check this out (Patrick's side of the story!)
http://www.annarbortshirtcompany.com/store/product/cabbieabuse

deals said...

you are the only one stupid man in USA.....