Please recall the 2012 Chicago Blackhawks convention, which didn’t follow a Stanley Cup championship but did follow a rather embarrassment summer for Patrick Kane, who was photographed drunk during a Madison bar crawl … wearing a T-shirt with his own picture on it, drunk in the back of a limo.
He faced tough questions about his behavior, and owned up to it:
"It’s still part of my maturation process and something I’m still trying to get better at. And the biggest thing, it was embarrassing. That’s from deep down inside me.”
A lot’s changed for Kane since then. He played overseas during the NHL lockout, living with his mother, and didn’t end up on the gossip sites. Ditto when he returned to the Blackhawks for the truncated season, when he found his dominating offensive game and eventually won the Conn Smythe for his postseason performance in winning a second Stanley Cup.
At the 2013 Blackhawks Fan Convention, CSN Chicago’s Chris Boden asked him about his journey in the last year, and Kane got a little emotional talking about it.Read More »from Patrick Kane gets teary-eyed over past mistakes, parents’ faith in him (Video)