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Citizen Kane big news in Chi-town

Cst_front_300 As you would expect, the arrest of Patrick Kane is big, big news in Chicago as well as Buffalo. Kane's arrest is the cover story of the Chicago Sun-Times (left) and reports of the alleged incident with a Buffalo cabbie were the lead story on ESPN.com yesterday and the subject of plenty of cracks on Deadspin.

Kane is getting crushed in his adopted hometown. Sun-Times columnist Neil Hayes points out that maturity among the young corps is a key variable to keep the Hawks at the top of the Western Conference. Incidents like this don't help. Tribune columnist Rick Morrissey said the arrest adds to the Hawks' bizarre summer that included the sacking of GM Dale Tallon.

There's dark ramifications to Kane's hockey career too. One of the most respected blogs out there, Toronto Globe & Mail editor's James Mirtle's From the Rink, says these kind of things ruin reputations in an instant. Do the Hawks use this to make Kane the odd-man out when it's contract time next summer? Does it hurt his chances at the U.S. Olympic team? One I thought of: Does EA Sports rethink using Kane as its cover boy for NHL '10? What about other endorsement deals?

All this for 20 cents? Ridiculous.

---Mike Harrington

www.twitter.com/bnharrington

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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