The Canadian Rockies don't have nothin' on Winnipeg's latest molehill. Evander Kane, frequent focus of manufactured controversy (see: cash brick phone), is apparently up to no good again. His crime? Not reporting to Jets training camp… three days early.
Seriously? This is what you have to cover, Winnipeg Sun? The new NHL season is starting up, finally the lockout's over, and you're fruiting up that a player hasn't come to camp yet when camp hadn't even started?
Considering he’s only a three-hour flight away in Vancouver, some are wondering why he still wasn’t on the ice in Winnipeg on Thursday, although it’s believed he will be there on Friday. Captain Andrew Ladd used Twitter earlier this week to poke some fun at his teammate, asking where he was.
Horrors. He's but a three hour flight away, and he's not shown up to something that hasn't started yet? The nerve of some people! You know… like Kyle Wellwood, who also wasn't at camp at the time of the article being posted. I'm sure that there are comment sections full of contempt for Wellwood, the lazy so-and-so.
No? Just comments like these about Kane? Well then.
Thankfully there are quite a few comments either telling folks that they're being ignorant or comments from people flat out saying "if you hate him, send him to our team." I realize that the comment section is a small sample size, but Twitter's also been abuzz with people complaining yet again about Evander Kane in a manufactured controversy.
If some people are frustrated with their 21-year-old, 30-goal scorer with a reasonable cap hit, then maybe they need to evaluate why he bothers them so much. Is it because they're not intelligent hockey fans, or is it just something more?