When it comes to the Blackhawks, it’s not easy to be the prettiest anything.
You’re well-dressed… till Patrick Sharp walks by. Feeling reliably heroic… then you see Jonathan Toews. Rugged? Try Viktor Stalberg. Good hair day? Ruined by Brent Seabrook. You can’t even walk a dog without being upstaged by Duncan Keith and forget being adorable with Joey the Junior Reporter around.
But if you’re Patrick Kane, you can still have the prettiest pass in town.
No-look, cross-ice backhand to the wide-open top scorer for the OT winner? Stunned. The Stars commentators are stunned.
Time for Jess’ favorite thing: a Patrick Kane Flying Hug.
The Hawks are off to a 4-0 running start, led by Kane’s 7 points. I know it’s only 4 games, but PK’s play demonstrates what teams were hoping (praying) to see from guys who went overseas during the lockout. No rust. Solid conditioning. Sharp passing, good rhythm and raising the play of everyone else on the ice.
Check out this 3-on-nobody the other night. Goalies wake up sweating in the middle of the night thinking about things like this:
Cue another Patrick Kane Flying Hug.
At their home opener, the Hawks did one of those red carpet player entrances. These events apparently don’t require approval by the US Occupational Health and Safety Administration. Tell me the velvet rope creates a safe distance here:
Patrick Kane, feeling like a boss until…
Patrick Sharp, Life Ruiner arrives. Only to be outdone by:
Check out this sneaky beauty of a Stalberg goal.
Do you think Jamal Mayers…
… and Dave Bolland were mad they wore the same suit, like Kelly & Brenda at the original 90210 prom?
In the end, it doesn’t matter. It never does. Everyone’s strutting their stuff, feeling the love until this jerk swaggers in.
He doesn’t even try.
And he doesn’t stop.
Until it’s back to the ice, where someone else might stand a chance.
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