Former Chicago Blackhawks forwards Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane celebrating a goal
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Patrick Kane Takes A Shot At His Former Teammate Ahead Of His Return To Chicago

Published February 25, 2024 at 5:32 PM

Tonight's game in Chicago holds special significance for Detroit Red Wings forward Patrick Kane as he returns to the United Center for the first time since leaving the Chicago Blackhawks, where he spent the majority of his NHL career and won three Stanley Cups.

Patrick Kane Takes A Shot At His Former Teammate

Reflecting on his former team, Kane praised rising star Connor Bedard but also couldn't resist taking a humorous jab at former teammate Patrick Sharp.

"I think obviously he has so much skill and his shot, very creative out there but when I think about him, I think about the work you have to put in to be at that level, right?" said Kane of Bedard. Some people think it's God-given talent or things like that. You go through it yourself when you're younger. Sharpy would always make fun of me and say I was silver-spoon fed because I was the first overall pick and got all these opportunities. I would always tell him, 'Hey, you should've worked harder when you were a kid. that's what gave me all those opportunities. He always liked that one and he quieted down pretty quickly after that, but that's what I think with Connor. It seems he loves the game, loves practicing, loves working at his game. So, all that stuff pays off."

Kane emphasized the importance of hard work and recalled Sharp teasing him about being "silver-spoon fed" due to his opportunities as a first overall pick. Kane's response was always a reminder for Sharp to work harder as a kid. It's likely that Sharp will chuckle upon hearing that Kane still remembers their banter.

The camaraderie and playful exchanges among former teammates show that hockey bonds endure long after players have moved on to different teams.
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Patrick Kane Takes A Shot At His Former Teammate Ahead Of His Return To Chicago

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