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Blackhawks' Kane dazzles in viral video

Friday, 09.13.2013 / 4:47 PM

By Brian Hedger - NHL.com Correspondent / Training Camp 2013 blog

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Blackhawks' Kane dazzles in viral video

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The advertising spot Patrick Kane did to promote the Bauer Vapor APX2 hockey stick was released Friday and became an instant hit online.

The video, which shows Kane stickhandling his way through three circular mazes of pucks at United Center, spread quickly. People shared it on social media sites in droves and almost all the comments were about the Chicago Blackhawks star right-winger's incredibly high skill level.

Kane never touches a single puck with either his stick or skates, despite more pucks being put into the maze as the video progresses.

"When they had the idea and they told me how many pucks were going to be in the center, I was like, 'I don't know if I can do it,'" Kane said, following Chicago's second day of training camp at Notre Dame's Compton Family Ice Arena. "I tried it with a few and said, 'Why not throw a few more of them in there and see if I can do it, and if not, then we'll stop it.' But it was cool. It was fun. Then to see the final product was awesome."

So, the video was all real?

"Yeah," Kane said. "Well, except for the end part … where I throw the puck and it breaks the camera. Other than that, it was all me, I guess. I don't know how many [takes it took]. It was probably 15-20 minutes of doing it and at first I didn't think I was going to be able to do it with all the pucks in there. But you get into it and get competitive and things like that … you want to try it out. It was pretty cool."

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I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh