If we’re all okay with taking some not-so-massive leaps here, I’m gonna go ahead and say that Evander Kane is not happy in Winnipeg, and the Jets aren’t too thrilled with him either.
The short version of the latest flare up is that the Jets were going to play in Toronto…
Evander Kane sitting behind the Raptors bench tonight drinking a beer.
— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) April 5, 2014
…Kane went out, and it’s possible he had a bit too much fun.
Cryptic (and telling) quote from Paul Maurice on how Evander Kane can get back in the #NHLJets lineup: “Probably just come to the rink.”
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) April 6, 2014
Now, I don’t know that he slept in and missed a team event in the morning, but I know enough about hockey players, the lifestyle, and passive aggressiveness that I feel okay making that ca-raaaazy leap.
So, after that Kane was seen chatting with his agent in the hall (doesn’t mean anything, most players do, but when you’ve got another four years on your deal and just got healthy scratched as a young star “talking to your agent” certainly carries heavier overtones), and the next day he found himself in front of the camera, remorseful and apologetic about the unknown reasons for his absence.
Nah, I’m kidding, he was pretty indignant about the whole thing. Read the rest of this entry »