(Video) This Just In: This Patrick Kane Kid Is Good At Playing Hockey
Yep, I know you’re mind was just blown by that little nugget of information, but hey, that’s what I’m here for.
Anyway, Chicago Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane had the assist of the season last night with a nifty spin-o-rama pass to teammate Marian Hossa during the ‘Hawks’ 3-2 shootout victory over the Ducks of Anaheim. Kane also chipped in the game-winning shootout goal, so all in all, it was a pretty good night for the kid.
Evoking memories of Blackhawks great Denis Savard who is known as the originator of the spin-o-rama, Kane dashed up the right side, crossed the blue line, dipped towards the right circle and spun around and delivered a no-look pass to Hossa on the doorstep. Brilliant.
Said Kane regarding his spin-o-rama move and how it is a homage to Savard (via NHL.com):
“It’s an underrated move,” Kane said. “I think you get acceleration out of it and protect the puck, too. I’ve talked to (Savard) about that a number of times, about when to use it. I’ve tried it a few times and it hasn’t really come into play and worked, but tonight it felt good.”
I bet it did. As an aside, here are some other things Patrick Kane is good at: finding unique and interesting ways to celebrate Stanley Cup victories and, um, well, I guess it’s just that. And hockey. And maybe partying. Yeah, I have seen some stuff around the interwebs that he’s pretty accomplished in that area as well.