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blog by Ben Kirst  • 

Here’s the deal—if you hate South Buffalo native / legitimate Stanley Cup hero Patrick Kane, you’re the one with the problem. Kane is a 25-year-old hockey player who has twice led the Chicago Blackhawks to the apex of the National Hockey League, and he acts like, well, a 25-year-old kid living on top of the world. What would you be doing differently, haters? Playing checkers with grandma? Knocking out a Rosetta Stone course? Right.

After helping the Blackhawks secure the team’s second title in four years and earning Conn Smythe honors in the process, Kane took his trophies onto the Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday.

Buffalonians can proudly note that our native son handled himself as well as any A-lister who has dropped onto the couch alongside the talk show legend. After proudly hoisting the Stanley Cup onstage at the Ed Sullivan Theater—where an appreciative crowd gave him a strong ovation—he went outside and was promptly sprayed with a hose by Letterman (or, more likely, his crew). Delightful.

On Friday, Kane and the team paraded the Stanley Cup through Chicago, culminating in a celebration on Friday at Grant Park that drew hundreds of thousands of Blackhawks fans. My God, how awesome would it be to have this celebration in Buffalo some fine day—I don’t even know where we would fit everyone (Canalside? Delaware Park?).


Chicago Blackhawks cup celebration


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And to cap it off, on Saturday, Kane—as he promised on Letterman—went onstage with Jimmy Buffett in Chicago on Saturday. Here is one of many photos that the Chicago Tribune captured:


Pat Kane parties parrot-style.


It’s Patrick Kane’s world right now, people. We’re just living in it.




TAGGED: chicago blackhawks, chicago tribune, david letterman, national hockey league, patrick kane, stanley cup

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