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Evander Kane Feels A Certain Way About Returning to his old team

Published October 5, 2023 at 6:58 PM

In 2009, Evander Kane was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers, an expansion team. In 139 games, he would score 69 points for the team before the team relocated to Winnipeg.

Kane praised Atlanta, and the possibility of a new NHL team in Atlanta sounded exciting to him.

"Yes. Yes I would I come from Vancouver, which is a melting pot for a lot of different cultures. I go as an 18-year-old to Atlanta where you're most likely either black, white or you're both. So it was a bit of a culture change for me but I definitely picked up on southern hospitality in a real genuine way. Made it very welcoming for me to be part of that community."

Despite the unfair treatment given to the city's fanbase, he complimented it.

In Atlanta, he mentioned that he felt very welcome, as it was quite a melting pot, and he would gladly return to play there.

This would mark a fitting ending to Kane's career if the NHL were to return to Atlanta. As someone who has no plans to retire anytime soon, he would be among the only active Thrashers in the NHL, along with Blake Wheeler and Zach Bogosian.

Kane would be the surviving ex-member of the dead franchise, soon to be resurrected by Bettman and Daly if those two retire?

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Evander Kane Feels A Certain Way About Returning to his old team

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