Oh, Evander Kane…I don’t think even you realize how well you would fit in the ever-scrutinized world of being a marquee athlete in Philadelphia. The mercurial winger from the Winnipeg Jets is no stranger to stirring up controversy in his young career. The 22-year old forward is among several member of the underachieving Jets apparently up for the highest bidder as the team looks to establish the right formula to reach their first postseason since before moving to Canada.
Thursday morning, Philadelphia sports fan Dan Schmidt (@DanS_SotS) fired off a playful tweet often aimed at potentially available players in the direction of Kane.
Yes @RonHextall, bring us Evander Kane
— Dan Schmidt (@DanS_SotS) June 26, 2014
First off, Ron Hextall is not on Twitter. More notably, however, was the fact that the Tweet got a response from Kane. But not the type that usually comes from the athlete in question. Kane actually ‘favorited’ the Tweet, along with just about 30 others.
As most Twitter users know, an accidental slip of the finger can lead to favoriting something. That said, with the speculation over Kane’s future with the Jets and the Flyers a prime location for a winger with the scoring ability that he possesses, the overhyped response was to be expected.
Though Kane has reached the 30 goal mark just once in his career, the fact that he is only 22 and possesses a skillset that is painfully absent from the Flyers roster would make him an attractive option. To attain his services, Philadelphia would most likely have to put together a substantial package to appease a Jets team trying to start translating potential into results. If nothing else, this was a pretty funny story that probably ruffled quite a few feathers up in Canada given what Kane once represented to the Jets as far as a potential franchise-level scorer.
Tags: Philadelphia Flyers