Patrick Kane has always been the heart and soul of the Blackhawks since his draft in 2007. Now he’s putting himself in talks for the Hart trophy, once more, with his phenomenal season. Kane won the Hart in 2016, alongside the Pearson and Art Ross but it seems like he’s hungry for one more.
This season alone, Kane has 40 goals, 57 assists, and 97 points in 67 games. The Blackhawks surrounding Kane has not been as blessed, seeing as the team jumped to last in the whole NHL for a while. But Saint Kane has kept them relevant and inspired his teammates to pull themselves back up in the standings. Kane is also playing an average 22:35 a night, the most of his career.
The last time Kane won the Hart was the 2015-2016 season where Kane ended with 46 goals and 60 assists in 82 games and he’s going to blow that out of the water with the remainder of this season.
Kane’s biggest competition is Nikita Kucherov. Kucherov has 33 goals and 77 assists for a total of 110 points in 69 games, just this season alone. With the Lightning clinched into playoffs, he’s not going to start slowing down either. But Kaner is a crafty man, he’ll find some way to pull through. He’s been fantastic for his struggling team, a real pillar for them to lean on. The question now is will he get the recognition he deserves for it?
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