Patrick Kane’s Interview on NBC Sports Chicago was nothing short of juicy. As the Chicago Blackhawks veteran opened up about a range of topics including Connor Bedard, a potential Blackhawks reunion, his hip injury, and more. According to Kane, it’s a bit strange to see the young Bedard supporter in Detroit wearing a No. 98 Blackhawks jersey. As Chicago won the 2023 NHL Draft lottery, landing the highly-touted Bedard, Kane expressed his joy for Bedard and the Blackhawks for the talented player joining their ranks. He had conversations with Bedard before and after his selection, sharing that Bedard comes across as very respectful, despite his young age. Kane even mentioned the possibility of a reunion with the Blackhawks post-draft, but respects the organization’s decision to move in a different direction. Following a successful tenure with Chicago, where Kane spent 16 years and clinched several triumphs, the veteran player has chosen to move on. He recently made the decision to undergo hip resurfacing surgery on June 1, as his hip condition became unmanageable after trying all options with the Blackhawks. Kane signed a one-year deal with Detroit, expressing absolute confidence in his capabilities and eager for what lies ahead. His decision to join the Red Wings isn’t personal, and aims to show that he can be a valuable asset beyond this season. Despite his eagerness to return to the ice, the Red Wings plan to ease Kane in before making his debut against his former team, the Blackhawks, in February. He’s even expecting a mixed bag of emotions when that time comes.
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