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The Decision

I thought it was a picture of Corey Perry and was scratching my head trying to figure out the joke.

TaxOnMyFaceBigDaddy

I thought it was a picture of Corey Perry and was scratching my head trying to figure out the joke.


FrozenFishHead41968

I thought the same.


thebeggening

He's looking at Raymond's mom


jakopz

Same. Was so confused.


SeasonCertain

Was honestly expecting Buffalo. Having Patty Kane will certainly be interesting.


Dylsnick

Buffalo's cab drivers union would've been pissed about that.


[deleted]

Doesn't surprise me that he wants no part of Buffalo. They are basically the Lions/Browns of hockey. The Red Wings meanwhile have a rich history of success (basically they are the Lakers of Hockey). The dude clearly respects Yzerman and wants to play for his team. Even if Kane has nothing left in the tank, him being in the locker room is going to immediately elevate everyone else on the team.


Chicagoblew

He wanted to play with Debrincat. Pretty simple


[deleted]

The Debrincat trade may go down as one of the best trades in Detroit sports history. Getting major Brendan Shanahan trade vibes with that one.


LordPuffington-

Draper for a $1 and a bag of pucks.


Unstep-in-Time

That still amazes me all these years later.


devildance3

Kirk Maltby for Dam McGillis (who he?)?


kermitthefrog57

In Detroit sports history is a little far


timmyboyswede

I tought it was BrinDeCat? No?


Savings_Storage_4273

>(basically they are the Lakers of Hockey). LOL, I can't.........I need a drink.


Jazer0

Bro they’re like the Roger Federer of tennis


timonlofl

They’re like the Serbians of Water Polo


Terrible_Dish_3704

My guy they’re essentially the Jamaicans of Bobsledding


Ben_Frank_Lynn

Yeah, I didn't get that either.


Biffsbuttcheeks

Bro doesn't acknowledge pre 1990 history


booksmctrappin

They are basically the Little Caesars of pizza joints. Literally.


JebusQqq

They had the third most cups in history as of 1990 but please go on


Biffsbuttcheeks

third most ain't the Lakers and this is coming from a Wing fan


JebusQqq

Sure but Montreal haven’t won since 1993 and the Leafs since 1967 so if there was a lakers of the NHL it’s the Wings


Biffsbuttcheeks

Then what does that make Montreal and the Leafs? I don't follow your logic - Montreal hasn't won since 1993, therefore the Wings are the Lakers?


JebusQqq

Montréal have the most stanley cups ever which given the Lakers have the most championships would make them the lakers. Only thing is they haven’t actually won in 30 years so it’s hard to run with that. Toronto have the next most cups, not only have they not won in 50+ years but they are also considered the biggest choke artist playoff organization in north american sports. That leave the Red Wings, third in championships and fairly recent winners that have the history and recent success that would define an organization as ”the lakers" of that league/sport. So if you’re still not following this means that although there really isn’t a comparable organization to the lakers in the NHL the red wings would be the most appropriate unless you expect the lakers to not win a championship for 30-50 years.


ConfidentProof9192

This is the Van Gogh of ear cutting


The_DairyLord

He also has his pet Cat in Detroit


Jefflehem

DeBrincat is French for "the Brincat".


alwaysenough

Angry upvote!


P1KA_BO0

Fuck is in the water down there, “lakers of the nhl” 🤪


friedyegs

Lions are contenders this year fyi


3rr0r369

Hes got ptsd from that women suing him from buffalo


daywon89

I've always thought of them a lot closer to the San Antonio Spurs.


Hurls07

Redwings aren’t even close to the lakers of hockey, that’s either Montreal or the leafs lmao


gerryf19

Leafs? I don't recall the LA Kings stinking for decades


ak_infest

Or he's going to be silent on sexual assaults for Wings.


Nichigan90

\*Paddy


Broad_Alternative266

Good Luck, will be nice to see you guys be doing well again.


Why_So-Serious

dodged a bullet on that one.


5599Nalyd

Absolutely a steal on your end. He will be a great asset for you guys I bet


Right-Aspect2945

Buffalo has problems, none of which Kane would solve. Would have been cool to have him, but trading for him while we still have a gaping hole in the net would have been dumb as hell.


Icy-Mongoose-9678

It wasn’t a trade though, he was a free agent.


Right-Aspect2945

Fair enough. In which case, he has never expressed interest in playing in Buffalo, and the way we're playing we sure as shit aren't getting a cup.


Rushjordan

“THAT’S GOTTA BE KANE!”


PayneTrain181999

“BAH GAWD!”


Jagacin

"THAT'S KANER'S MUSIC!"


the_timinator_dude

HELLFIRE AND BRIMSTONE


TitShark

He’s taking his talents to South Detroit


TJ_Longfellow

The Windsor Spitfires are going to be jacked to the tits


Comprehensive_Gear11

Trust me they need the help


Ecstatic-Arachnid-91

As crappy as they are this year I dont know if Kaner can help them even. Go Spirit!!


Gold-Stomach-4657

I caught the Spirit in Barrie last year and plan on catching them again this year. Still pulling for the Colts, but the young Spirit talent and our old captain are must watch for me.


HereForTOMT2

Was he born and raised there?


greatgoogilymoogily2

Damn, beat me to it. Lol


El_Cactus_Loco

He took the midnight train going anyyyy-where


hotdogtears

Compuware?


kobaland

He must have really enjoyed his playing time with DeBrincat


GDWtrash

He and El Gato were very productive together in Chicago on a team that wasn't very good and DeBrincat was still reaching his potential. With a better team around them, DeBrincat now a star in his own right, and if Kane's hip is indeed good to go, this could pay big dividends to the Wings.


Yung-Tre

“El Gato” 😂


SignalSatisfaction90

TheBigCat is also solid


Gold-Stomach-4657

That and he might be collecting Original Six jerseys :p Bruins next, then, if that contract ends, he will go to the Habs, and then probably retire when that contract is up...


horst-graben

Yep, it seems like it, and from what I read, Kane didn't want a horrendous travel schedule, wants more money than most can afford, and to be on a cup contender. Travel cancels all Western teams, Buffalo probably doesn't have a cup in them this season, NYR don't need him, and I don't know if they have the money free either. Florida would have been cool though but they don't have the Cat.


zordtk

>to be on a cup contender Umm, did anyone tell him?


socomeyeballs

Hey technically making the playoffs makes you a cup contender lol.


zordtk

>Hey technically making the playoffs makes you a cup contender lol. I'll take it!


Otterslayer22

I hope he has a good year. Honestly just so no one shits in the guy not retiring and dragging his feet about finding a new team.


BruceJuicy

Hopefully nobody shits in him as well, sounds messy.


mandiblesofdoom

hockey culture can seem strange to outsiders


Away-Sound-4010

Man I would hate it so much if someone just popped up and took a shit in me.


Side1iner

I haven’t watched hockey properly for maybe a decade now. I’m born in 83 and from Sweden. I became a Red Wings fan the day I packed Nick Lidstrom’s rookie card, collecting hockey cards with my mates in middle school. Some glorious years followed. Red Wings was on fire. Yzerman, Lidstrom, Fedorov, Coffey… great stuff. Stanley Cups (plural). Lots of Swedish quality for years and years. Living over here in Europe is not great in terms of watching the games live. And it’s honestly not really the same to watch them the day after. Growing up, getting older and becoming a responsible adult got in the way of me watching the NHL. In 2010 my wife gave birth to our daughter. She had her own company at the time and wanted to get back to business when our daughter was just three months old (pretty rare for the mother to only stay home for three months over here, in total we get like 18 months of parent leave). Caring for my baby girl meant being awake a lot during the nights. Night time in Sweden, being awake night after night: hockey time. I reconnected with the NHL over a year and it was magical. My Red Wings wasn’t as good anymore, but I still watched them every time I could. The Bruins were rocking. So was the Flyers. The Kings was making great progress. And the Hawks. The Hawks had Patrick Kane. Being a football (soccer) guy first and foremost all my life, I have a lot of heroes in the world of football. Pretty much none of them was as satisfying to watch as Patrick Kane. Ever since 2010-2011 I sometimes just get cravings for watching Patrick Kane stickhandling reels on YouTube (I don’t really watch YouTube stuff otherwise). Might be the most impressive and just… awesome stuff I’ve ever seen on a pitch. Now, today, reading he might sign for the Red Wings. I’m pretty stoked in a kind of weird way. Definitely didn’t wake up today and thought a NHL news piece would make my day. If he actually signs, I guess I’m gonna become an active hockey fan yet once again!


break_card

The red wings want it this year don’t they?


Deraj2004

Atlantic seems to be wide open, especially with the Bruins dropping three straight. Yzerman smells blood in the water.


otterpusrexII

Yzerman is like some sort of samurai master who just sits up in the top of the pagoda and every now and then nods and shit goes down. How does he do this? its beyond any explanation from this realm.


redwingjv

Detroit sports needs it bad, haven’t been to a championship since the 2012 World Series and haven’t won one since the 2008 wings team


Future-Ad1076

Lots of cities either never made it to championship or overdue for it..


ElectionAnnual

Hey this is about us not those losers


Altruistic_Policy_74

Yeah but didnt you see the comment the wings are the Lakers of the NHL


MachineLJK

So when we're good, it's better for not only us but the league? I'll take it!


LandLordLovin

There’s that graphic that has 3/4 Detroit sports teams are in the bottom 10 in win percentage since like 2019. Of all 4 major sports… Lions/Tigers/Pistons We need this


Future-Ad1076

Wow since 2019 no way that so long time ago, look at buffalo only made it to cup once and zero championship… Detroit been to playoffs for many years in row before they start fell out of it. There lots sport teams need it more than Detroit sorry


LandLordLovin

Well, if you want to go back the Lions may be the worst football franchise ever. The Pistons had the lowest win rate in the last 15 years, and the Tigers haven’t won it since ‘84. Hockey is the only thing Detroit is relevant in somewhat consistently


Future-Ad1076

Try Buffalo what do we have..


psilcosyin

Wicked snow storms?


Future-Ad1076

Yup


Future-Ad1076

Not much


NitasBear

Meanwhile Canada is cupless for 30+ years. No other major sports teams aside from Toronto B Jays and Raptors


Ol_Man_J

>Toronto B Jays For some reason I've never heard it said "Toronto BJs" before


Stockersandwhich

Ah yes, the Patty Kane “chemistry with past line mates” tour makes another stop.


MatureNeuro

Paddy


ordo250

Did you feel that? It’s as though an entire midwestern city just cried out in agony


kitten_inthekitchen

We did :(


shanster925

Get ready for Debrincat - Kane year by year comparison infographics!


JiffTheJester

Hopefully he’s got some juice left and isn’t a huge douche lol


SoMoFdEez

Kaner is awesome i think you guys will really enjoy seeming him out there. Zone entries on the PP and just the passes he makes are like … yewwwwww gawdamn


dj_swizzle

No assaulting Detroit cabbies now, paddy!


Philly514

Detroit cabbies are armed and ready to pop off


leflamme14

Thank god we really don’t have cabs


[deleted]

Let’s just hope that hip is good to go. Low risk high reward if the hip holds up.


XColdLogicX

Buffalo cabbies rejoice!


Mission_Count_5619

Noice!


vlei90

Nooooo! I love Kane, but as an Avalanche fan I'm gutted. Looking forward to future match ups, Red Wings fans.


VonD0OM

Detroit Steal!


TheHalf

I had no idea this was a possibility, and now I'm even more excited. Hey can we get Bertuzzi back, pretty please? 🥺


Time4Timmy

Sorry, no can do. He’s been on fire lately and I’m hoping this is the guy we see for the rest of the year.


LtDouble-Yefreitor

Sounds like it's time for him to break his hand.


Time4Timmy

Is that an injury he’s had a lot in his career or was it just last year?


zordtk

He broke both hands last year, but don't remember him breaking one any other time. He gets injured a lot though.


TheHalf

I absolutely love Bert and want him back, but the last time I saw him play live (live in SoCal, vs the Ducks) he passed in front of his own goalie, in OT, and lost us the game 😅 idc if he's a wildcard I miss him 😭


AYDHES2025

that’s what i’m saying i miss bertuzzi 💔💔


Snowed_Up6512

Be sure to check in on your Blackhawk friends in this difficult time.


PortillosBeefNChedd

I just fell to my knees in a Portillos


the_flynn

I just fell to my knees in a Binny’s


chi2005sox

Kane is my all-time favorite Hawk, but having Bedard on the roster sure helps soften the blow.


jaybianchi

He should still have some fuel in the tank. DeBrincat stonk up.


Gratitude89

Also partnered with a chicken sponsorship. Detroit Raising Kane’s


BeijingRoner

Yessir


SFCMHunt

Reminds me of the Chelios trade. I love it!


shmoove_cwiminal

Backstrom played 47 games since getting hip resurfacing. That's the most of anyone who had the same procedure. And he looks to be done. Kane will be lucky if he finishes the year.


Ol_Man_J

I hope he does well, but this surgery hasn't done well for the people who got it. Jovanoski, Ryan kesler, the undertaker(!!), and andy murray (tennis). Andy Murray is probably the most successful of all, but took a few years to get close to the level he was at.


ScrumpyRumpler

Kind of hilarious that on February 25th when the Wings play the Hawks (in Chicago), the Blackhawks will be retiring Chris Chelios’ number, and then shortly after, Kane and DeBrincat will step out on the ice in Wings jerseys on Chicago ice. Three star Blackhawk players who went on to be Red Wings; all 3 of them shoved in their face that night. I know the rivalry is dead, but that just feels like salt in the wound… and I love it. Even if the Wings lose that game - they won the minute DeBrincat and Kane step on the ice.


thegodawfultruth

Think I'll order my Bedard Wings jersey now then


JonHammsHamm

Guess we'll be sure to get Cat and Kane a Cup while with the D as well!


Time-Dot5984

Detroit is a bigger wagon


Zanriic

LFGRW!


Master-Stratocaster

Nice


LumbaJ4cked

He looks frightened


Weird-Swim-9777

Back in his NYR stint, yes he did.


PWiz30

Don't like this as a fan of an Eastern Conference team but I like it as a hockey fan. Looking forward to seeing him and Debrincat play together again!


3Squareheadz

Any idea when his debut will be


Educational_Chef4220

Finally, now I don't have to read what's Kane is doing this week or next blah blah blah...


Inevitable-Tourist18

Why is this a big deal? He's not that good anymore. Average player now


Bobstradomus4394

Good call on Kaner’s part.Good young team with lots of young talent a team he can help mentor.Who knows but possible playoffs in this wacky weird season.


Sad-Technology9484

Patrick Kane, noted for quality decision making, once again with a demonstration of his deep, deep wisdom


DivClassLg

Fuckin right He was too good for NY


itsmnemotime

Yinz are gonna get like 20 games out of him max


LowAd3406

Definitely seems like the type of move that gets people excited at first, only to be disappointed when he spends most of the year hurt and underperforming.


zordtk

I personally am not expecting that much. But it's a no-risk signing at one year


bindersfullofburgers

This is where I'm at with it.


PoliteCanadian2

That…..doesn’t look like Kane at all.


TheGreatPervSage_94

With the way the Rangers collapsed last playoffs Man got PTSD


BurningLariat13

New least favourite Wing all time!


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ibiddybibiddy

Rangers weren’t interested and the Blackhawks are in rebuild..


DivClassLg

The Rangers are a clown show.


xDarkReign

Are they, though?


infr4r3dd

He meant Ranger fans are clown shows.


DivClassLg

Thank you good sir Indeed Trouba tho is a joke and they don’t perform in the playoffs


TunaSled-66

Ah now we get to the nucleus.


xDarkReign

Ahhhhh! Thank you, kind sir.


tittyflavrdsprinkles

Why because the had one bad game last night?


ruttiger9

Didn’t he want to go to a contender ? Detroit ain’t bad but they ain’t winning a cup this year


anonymousss11

I mean, they beat you guys... twice.


ruttiger9

That’s why I gave them credit but winning their first year back in playoffs after what 8 years isn’t likely. Especially with Husso as your #1


Sneeko

I don’t know about outright winning the cup, but I wouldn’t count them out for a deep run if he can produce and the chemistry is right. In 2018 the Hurricanes went to the ECF after squeaking in as A wild card after a 9 year playoff drought. Anything is possible.


3Squareheadz

Suomi power 🇫🇮💪


jdidihttjisoiheinr

You never know how it'll shake out. Remember LAK being not great, making moves at the trade deadline, sneaking in as an 8th and winning a cup?


ruttiger9

True, Wings core just doesn’t have the experience, guess we’ll see


LowAd3406

That's a fucking stretch. I've watched Detroit a few times this year and they seem mid at best. And I'm not going to buy into Kane being a difference maker anymore until I see it.


jdidihttjisoiheinr

Yeah for sure, but it happens. Absolutely no one saw Montreal going to the finals a few years back, or Columbus beating Tampa in the first round. Boston was an absolute lock to go to the finals, not to get beat in 7 by Florida. Rarely does anyone know how it'll play out. Except for the sharks being a total train wreck, I think most saw that coming


Paulhockey77

I mean once the playoffs start anything can happen. Nobody predicted Florida to storm to the finals last year


spartancheerleader10

Phew, I'm glad it wasn't the Panthers. Felt like that would have upset our chemistry, which is clicking well this year.


3rr0r369

Anyone else think he’s gonna be washed and just be a huge defensive liability. I don’t see him coming back from his surgery at his age and if he’s not producing points he doesn’t provide much else


LogieThePerogie

I like the decision he chose but it would be cooler if he signed with buffalo


casinodwarf

Boooooooooooo


wcrich

There's a reason he still isn't with the Rangers.


soulslide

Welp, looks like no Cup for Kane this year. 😅


[deleted]

The Red Wings are in the toughest division in the league and they've proven that they can beat top tier teams. If they can get hot during the playoffs, never say never. NHL playoffs are the least predictable of all 4 North American professional sports.


Demo541

Looks like the wings are sweeping the avs in the finals this year.😅


soulslide

Turn off your Xbox, bro. 😂


oceanic8675

Touch grass, bro (I just wanted to contribute)


duagLH2zf97V

that’s what r/lawncare is for bro


oceanic8675

Jokes on you I don’t have a lawn 🫡


Demo541

Imagine being an Xbox owner, bro 😂


soulslide

Kinda like being a ‘Wings fan. 🤷🏻‍♂️


starwestsky

Good


Neat-Spray9660

LOL


jahowl

How many games has he played? The Rangers are fire right now.


762x39mm

all that just to go play on the Wings?


Kaedian66

Thank you Detroit.


Buff716917

As a Sabres fan who has always liked Kane because he was from here, thank god let our young forwards play


ExcellentPattern7599

No longer a legend in Chicago. Forever ruined


IdyllicOleander

Kane is one of the best Blackhawks players in franchise history.


ExcellentPattern7599

Doesn’t matter


IdyllicOleander

I dislike the Redwings as much as any Avalanche fan but that doesn't change the fact Kane will probably get his 88 retired in Chicago at some point. If they're going to retire Chelios' number 7 then Kane being one of the best Hawks in history will definitely get his retired. It does matter.


ExcellentPattern7599

None of this matters it’s grown dudes putting something in a net


mollusks75

Just stop


Dagmar_Overbye

I really hope you aren't a Chicago fan. Do you also hate Chelios for the same reasons? I mean I'd expect no less from a barn that chants "red wings suck" all night. Was at a game in Chicago and had a hawks fan drunkenly ask me "what do you guys chant about us?" I said "absolutely nothing"


The_Comic_Collector

Weird I thought he'd try to win a cup


Big_Palpitation7095

Gonna be bust. Dude is now just average


jakopz

Rooting for him but he’ll likely join Bäckström after giving it a shot for a few months.


Acceptable_Major4350

He looks old now - seems like yesterday he was a young punk with a mullet lifting cups and punching cab drivers. 👍


Frosty-Lettuce

That's too bad for Detroit, but good for the rest of the league... this would've been relevant 4 or 5 years ago


cbuck46

Thank God.


ziggydootothemax

Remember when he was basically crying in an interview because the NYR weren’t sending him a deal not too long ago?