So the draft was yesterday, and as expected the Chicago Blackhawks picked Patrick Kane.
He has good instincts, he's fast and fluid on skates, he stick handles well, he's a competitor..... and he'd better be all that, because he's only 5' 9" 160. I feel like he's either going to be awesome, or he won't be strong enough and he'll suck. No in between. Right now I think with the new rules and all I'm leaning towards "awesome."
But anyway, my favorite thing about this dude is he is 18, the number one pick in the NHL, and he doesn't have an agent:
"When I was younger, these agents would be coming up to the bigger and stronger kids and talking to them and I thought I was kind of left out," the 5-foot-10 Ontario Hockey League scoring champion said Thursday.
"The last couple of years they've started to come around and really hound me. I think I owe it to myself and I don't need an agent to represent me now."
So dumb, and yet so cool. I love this kid's moxie.