Report: Blackhawks Have Suggested That Patrick Kane Seek Help for Off-Ice Antics


Report: Blackhawks Have Suggested That Patrick Kane Seek Help for Off-Ice AnticsPatrick Kane is an All-Star, a Stanley Cup champion and a reckless party animal.

The Blackhawks are pleased with two of those three, and it's pretty obvious which one has drawn the ire of the organization. The team's concern about Kane's off-ice antics, however, may go beyond general manager Stan Bowman's unhappiness.

According to Adam Jahns of the Chicago-Sun Times, a team source indicated that some in the organization have suggested that Kane seek help for his crazy off-ice lifestyle.

"[Kane's] obviously got some issues," the source told Jahns. "How many more times can these things happen? It's a much bigger thing than some photographs in a 48-hour window."

Kane has a history of off-ice wildness. He was arrested in his hometown of Buffalo during the 2009 offseason for allegedly punching a cab driver, and he also appeared drunk while photographed shirtless with two women in Vancouver. He later referenced those incidents jokingly during the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup parade, at which he appeared to be intoxicated.

It's hard to fault a player for letting loose during his time away from the ice, but it's obvious why the Blackhawks are reportedly concerned about Kane's antics. The forward is an integral part of the team's success, yet he tallied a career-low 66 points in the regular season while failing to score a goal in Chicago's six playoff games.

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