I am almost embarrassed to be a hockey fan today, the day after what a pompous ass Patrick Kane turned himself into over the weekend. The hockey gods must not be amused either.
Part of me really wants to pass it off as drunken, young idiots gone too far. He must pay the consequences absolutely, but this type of thing goes on more commonly than we know. It doesn't make it right, but I want to say let's not blow this up to Michael Vick proportions.
But when you are a millionaire athlete beating an old cabbie up over 20 cents, it does not get more embarrassing than that. Embarrass hockey is exactly what Kane did. In fact, I almost wonder if the NHL should suspend him for some period of time. They did just that to Sean Avery for making crude comments about another player's girl. How is this any different?
Of course that will never happen. But here's what I hope happens. I hope the fans in a rivalry city of Chicago, say in Minnesota or St. Louis, get together for Chicago's first visit and organize a mass rally. Have every fan throw two dimes onto the ice. Just litter the entire ice with them.
Maybe Patrick Kane can buy a brain with all the dimes he collects that night.