Patrick Kane is a big fan of Phil Kessel, Patrick Sharp isn’t impressed

Patrick Kane has played with some truly amazing hockey players over the course of his career. So, who is the best player Kane thinks he has ever skated with? Is it Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa or someone else on the Chicago Blackhawks?

Nope. The answer is Toronto's Phil Kessel. 

That's a brave statement and it's one some people aren't happy with.

We've seen plenty of Olympic players complementing teammates who are employed by other NHL clubs, but Kane's comment was a bit more direct and blunt. It's not often you hear someone actually answer the "who is the best player you've played with?" question and it's even more surprising to hear an active player named who isn't a current NHL teammate. 

While Kane's brutal honesty was refreshing, not everyone was a fan. 

Sounds like Sharp is taking this personally. This should make for an interesting return to the Chicago dressing room.


David Rogers

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