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Breaking News: San Jose Sharks teammates and organization don’t want Evander Kane around anymore; wanted to trade him this offseason

Sources are telling Kevin Kurz of The Athletic that Kane’s current team, the San Jose Sharks, tried parting ways with the embattled winger earlier in the offseason due to his deteriorated relationship with teammates. According to the report, some members of the team don’t want Kane to return with the team next season even if he is cleared of the gambling allegations made about him over the last week.

Kane dominated headlines over the last weekend when his estranged wife, Anna, took to social media alleging the NHLer had been gambling on NHL games and was throwing certain Sharks games on purpose to turn a profit. She also alleged his gambling addiction caused their family financial hardship and made it difficult for her to feed their infant daughter.

The league quickly announced it had opened an investigation into the gambling allegations:

Current NHLers who know Kane have anonymously told ESPN they have known Kane to be a big gambler and bet on other sports, but not on NHL games.

Kane, who turned 30 on Monday, took to social media one day later to give his side of the story, allegedly against the wishes of his legal team to do so.

At the start of the 2019-2020 NHL season, reports surfaced Kane owed a large sum of money to the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas where he’d run out on a $500,000 marker while the Sharks were in town playing the Golden Knights during the previous playoffs. In January of this year, Kane filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy claiming upwards of $1.5 million was lost via gambling.

This investigation is ongoing.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
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