When Patrick Kane first scored off a spin-o-rama, Hall of Famer Denis Savard said he 'got lots of texts from people' after the young Blackhawks star hit the back of the net on the move he made famous.
That topic, as well as a number of others, came up as Savard talked with Puck Daddy's Greg Wyshynski about his years with the Blackhawks and the talent he sees in Patrick Kane. Here's a small bit from the interview:
Besides Kane, who are the other instinctual players in the NHL today? The Savard-like guys?
Pavel Datsyuk is a remarkable player. Great hands, great vision, does great things with the puck. Kane and Datsyuk are the top two. I know Sidney Crosby’s a great player, and does great things on the ice, but as far as looking to make plays, Datsyuk and Patrick Kane are the best two in the League.
How does it feel to be an innovator of moves? People would try to mimic what you did on the ice, especially younger players.
The first few times Patrick did it, I had a lot of texts from people. The first time he did it was against Dallas and he ended up scoring. I was the color analyst on TV that night, and I texted him ‘you have to probably pay some rights for that one.’
He said he would.
I haven’t seen the check yet.