VANCOUVER -- The most pressing question regarding
Over the past six months Kane has gotten as much attention for his off-ice exploits, which include a
If the team is an orchestra -- a favorite analogy of Team USA general manager
U.S. head coach
From the looks of the team's first full practice on Monday evening, the other three lines will shake out like this:
In his first Olympic Games, Kane, Team USA's youngest member, was happy and excited to be playing at all, considering the scare he got the night before. He took a nasty knee-on-knee hit in a shootout win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, and his mind automatically raced to the Olympics: "I just wanted to stay down and make sure I don't hurt it any more by getting up too quick," Kane said. He assured reporters that he's fine, and he had no problems skating in practice.
It's good news for Kane and better news for the U.S. No matter how he gets to Canada Hockey Place tomorrow morning, he could be leaving it in a celebratory float by March.