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Blackhawks: Patrick Kane showed his strength this season

By Jimmy Lynch
Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago Blackhawks are lucky to have a leader in the locker room like Patrick Kane. After another successful season for Kane where he put up more than a point per game numbers and helped give the team a chance to make the playoffs, Kane can rest for the summer.

It was great reading what all the beat writers were hearing during the exit interviews yesterday. So many different things were said that helped show what different players are thinking heading into the offseason. One player everyone would love to hear more from is Patrick Kane.

Patrick Kane has been a player that leads by example for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Kane showed up ready to go every night, and it is because of this that he finished the season with 66 points, including 51 assists. Kane has become such a prolific passer over the course of his career and there is no slowing him down.

Kane did break a little bit of silence yesterday about an injury that has been bothering him.

Even though Kane did not open up on what the injury is, he wouldn’t have said anything if it was not impacting his play a little bit this season. Similar to Dach playing with a bad wrist, sometimes the play of these stars can be impacted by any kind of discomfort or injury.

Kane had a great season, but because of the way the past year has worked he definitely will benefit from a normal offseason to get healthy and ready to go for 2021-22. Besides, he did say he was going to be a man on a mission.

The Chicago Blackhawks officially closed the door on their season yesterday with the exit interviews. Now all fans can do is look ahead to 2021-22. Personally, the quote from Kane saying his main mission is to get the Blackhawks back in the playoffs is nice to see. Obviously, players sometimes have to say stuff like that but it is a big change from what someone like Jack Eichel is saying about Buffalo that is for sure.

Kane finished this season without Duncan Keith who was injured a few weeks ahead of the last game. He finished it without Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook who have been out all year, and he did it all now as the oldest player on the team for now.

Kane as of now is the last man standing from the old guard of this team, and hopefully, he stays with the Blackhawks for the rest of his career to help get them back on track!

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