Eddie O: Patrick Kane is the best American-born player in NHL

Eddie O: Patrick Kane is the best American-born player in NHL
February 6, 2014, 8:30 pm
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As a Blackhawks analyst, Eddie Olczyk has had a unique perspective of watching Blackhawks star Patrick Kane mature as a person while refining his game on the ice.

After a few off-ice issues over the years, Olczyk says Kane has transformed his life off the ice and has rehabbed his image.

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"He's growing up, he understands exactly where he's been, where he is and where he's trying to get to and that's a sign of a true professional," Olczyk said. "And that's a sign to me, Patrick Kane is the best American-born player playing in the NHL and hopefully he can carry that in to the Olympics in Sochi."

Check out more from Olczyk's thoughts on Kane in the video above and check out Eddie O's views on the Olympics.