Credit the London Knights for being aware it would be bad form to have one of their training camp squads bearing Patrick Kane's name while their notable alumnus is under criminal investigation.
It is better to be proactive than reactive. The Knights have a custom of dividing players up into teams named after their former stars who are now prominent National Hockey League players. While Kane is high up on that list after winning his third Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in June, he is also part of an active police investigation into rape allegations. The Knights are simply getting out in front of a potential problem by razing Kane from their camp. It's a pretty easy call.
From Ryan Pyette (@RyanatLFPress):
The London Knights, who hit the ice next Tuesday [Sept. 1] at Budweiser Gardens, had planned to divide their 80 players into four squads named for Corey Perry (white), Rick Nash (black), David Bolland (green) and Kane (gold). But with the 26-year-old NHLer the subject of anRead More »from London Knights take Patrick Kane's name off training camp team