Ever since the Blackhawks made Patrick Kane the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft two summers ago, the baby-faced winger has been the golden boy of the franchise, sparking a resurgence on and off the ice.
But with his arrest early Sunday in his hometown of Buffalo after an altercation with a male cab driver, allegedly over 20 cents, the high-scoring, quick-with-a-grin Kane has had his public image tarnished.
"They broke my glasses, they ripped my clothes ... all over 20 cents," cab driver Jan Radecki said Sunday when reached by the Tribune at his home, where he said he was recovering from a broken nose. (See video of the Radecki's television interview HERE.)