As the Red Wings (and the league) await word on the severity of Patrick Kane's lower body injury prognosis it's important to note that the news is so important because the player (Kane) and the team (Red Wings) seem to both have hit their stride now.
With a .570 point percetage riding a 2 game winning streak and grabbing 13/20 points in their last 10 games, Detroit seems to have rebounded into form to stake their claim as a playoff team this season. A big part of this seems to be that of the play of Patrick Kane.
With 16 points in 19 games (7G, 9A) the long time Chicago Blackhawk betted on himself by only signing a pro-rated 1 year deal for the rest of the season for around 2m in salary. If the Detroit Red Wings continue their winning ways, Kane comes back healthy from this injury, and re-asserts his play thus far then Patrick Kane might just be the latest Blackhawk to find a home in Detroit.
The reference there is of course to Chris Chelios, but there are more examples recently of players that go from Chicago to Detroit. Dominik Kubalik and Pius Suter in back to back seasons for instance. Other than Chelios the list is quite long, even Marian Hossa played a season in Detroit but let's all forget that ever happened if that's ok.
Glenn Hall, Paul Coffey, Alex DeBrincat, Andreas Athanasiou, and all the nearly 160 players that have played for both franchises to be exact. While I hope Patrick Kane has found the place he calls home for the rest of his career, I will admit: When his # gets raised to the United Center rafters, it will hurt just a little bit that (like Chelios) it ended up being Detroit (ruiners of pizza).