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Patrick Kane Gives His Honest Opinion on Connor Bedard

Published June 24, 2023 at 11:55 PM
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Before Kane left Chicago, Patrick Kane recently took place in a interview podcast with Chicago Blackhawks Talk, and some interesting questions were asked. Questions from concerns of his injury all the way to his future in Chicago, and also about a future Blackhawk...

Patrick Kane was asked about Connor Bedard, and what his thoughts are on the young superstar. Take a look of what Kaner had to say:
"He's coming down to this BioSteel camp with some of the best players in the league and I would say he was one of the guys that really stuck out," Kane said. "You never really know, those young kids, how they're going to do, especially coming in with a bunch of NHL players that have had success, a bunch of guys that have experience, have been in the league a long time and he seemed to me that he was very confident.

"I think there was one play in camp, he had a 2-on-0 with [Connor] McDavid and he looked off McDavid and took a shot. *Laughs* We were all kind of laughing on the bench. But yeah, I think the thing with him is he moves so well laterally. Everyone talks about his shot and his ability to shoot from different angles and off a different foot each time but man, the way he moves laterally is what gives him that space to be able to do that, so pretty impressive."


"I think everyone's kind of wondering how is he going to do at the next level, how's he going to be," Kane said. "From what I saw, I think it's all right there, he's going to be special."

Asked whether a player like Bedard could accelerate whatever rebuild a team is going through, Kane responded: "You would think so, right? That's kind of the hope of a top pick. And it's not like he's going to be a first overall pick that's going to have to wait a year or two, right? He's going to come right in and be a difference-maker right away, so yeah, I could see that for sure."

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