NEW YORK -- Former Chicago Blackhawks star forward Jeremy Roenick thought he had seen it all from current Blackhawks star forward Patrick Kane, from the speed to the skill, the incredible hands and clutch scoring.
He was wrong.
Roenick, who has long considered Kane among his favorite players to watch, said he is seeing him do things with and without the puck this season that he has never done before. They're a big reason why Kane leads the NHL with 38 points, including at least one in 20 consecutive games. He can tie Bobby Hull's franchise record Thursday against the Ottawa Senators (7:30 p.m. ET; CSN-CH, RDS2, TSN5).
"He threw two body checks [Tuesday] night; he never throws body checks," Roenick said. "He's working harder off the puck to make sure he's putting himself in position to steal pucks and have the puck more.
"He's so focused."