Very solid post on Evander Kane.
Pretend it's your pick in the 5th round of a multi-cat pool... pick #58... would you take, say, Martin St.Louis or Evander Kane?
I have a love-hate affair with Evander Kane.
Something I love about Evander Kane:
1. He reminds me of Alex Ovechkin (not so much Iginla).
E.Kane has a wicked shot, incredible hustle, shoot-first mentality, aggressive play.
These are great things when we are talking fantasy hockey.
Players like Ovechkin/E.Kane can have a very dominating first 3-7 years of their NHL career.
Something I dislike about Evander Kane.
1. He reminds of Alex Ovechkin.
It is a type of player. Hustle and a great shot are incredible assets... but they wear down with age. I'm not concerned with Kane because he's only 21. But there have been past guys like this. Also (and you'd have to play with this "type" of player to know), but shoot-first players are often seen as "greedy" and "self-centered" and it's no surprise that these types of players are often not seen as terrific lockerroom presences. Over time, this can affect teammates and then eventually the player themselves.
Overall, nice thread... I wish I had a league where Evander Kane could be grabbed at a decent price tag.
The cat's been out of the bag on this guy in all of my keeper leagues since early-last-season.