You know what this article means, them at 11/12/13 meeting and playing together? Kaner was the original blond frat bro in Jonny's life. He ruined Jonny forever. Jonny spent the rest of his years trying to find Kaner subs until he got the real thing back in his life.
OMG ANON YOU ARE B R I L L I A N T I DIDN’T—NO—OMGOMGOMG—you just blew my mind
Kane: [Laughs] That’s the one I don’t want you to bring up.
Toews: C’mon! It’s funny … now. We were just getting to know each other. It’s the night before one of our first game in Canada as rookies. We’re in Toronto,- and the game’s going to be on “Hockey Night in Canada,” so I’m in bed early. Probably 10 o’clock. I’m nervous thinking about the game, but you’re out having a late dinner or whatever. You come in and start causing a ruckus. Doors slam. People are in the hallway. Five minutes after you lay down, you’re passed out and snoring. Now I’m awake, absolutely livid. My blood is just pumping as I lie there awake. Another hour goes by and I can’t sleep. It’s maybe 1 o’clock in the morning. You’re still snoring. I get up and start punching your bed. You wake up and start hitting me with a pillow. I don’t know if you remember that.
Kane: Oh, I remember.
Toews: We were so mad at each other that we were going to fight right there in the middle of the night.
Kane: You were so pissed the next morning. Stormed out of the room.
Toews: I felt like s—- after a sleepless night.
Kane: Remember what happened in the game? We were down 3-1 or something, but came back and won 6-4. After the game, you were still pissed off. You said, “Thanks for ruining my game on Hockey Night in Canada.”
Toews: No way I said that.
Kane: I was like, “C’mon.”
Toews: I never said that.
Kane: Yeah, you did. For sure.
Toews: Not a chance. You had two points, for god sakes! Lit it up. Led the comeback. I just sat on the bench. Steaming.
Toews: One of the questions I get a lot now is, “How do you think Kaner has matured? He just seems to be more composed a guy off the ice and it’s showing in his play.” I tell you, that stumps me every time.
Kane: I’ll read articles about myself, and they always have to go back to what happened off the ice. The media likes to ask me, “Are you more focused this year? Are you more mature?” That question ticks me off because what happened in the past seems like long ago. I’m not that person anymore. I’m sure there’s something I’ve changed here and there. At the same time, I do still feel like the same person.
Toews: Do you remember the first time we played on the same team, the Junior Flyers?
Kane: Yeah. When we were what, 13?
Toews: Glory days. Your good buddy — one of the biggest loudmouths I’ve ever met — was the goalie. Never stopped talking. Kaner, you were the opposite. Same way you are now … seemingly quiet but definitely confident. You just walked into the [dressing room] wearing your flip-flops, put your bag down and slowly put on your gear. Then you’d just go onto the ice. I was used to being the top scorer on the team. Then you came along and started beating me in points every single game. I was like, “How does this little guy go out there and do that?”
Kane: A year or two earlier we had played your Winnipeg team. We beat you guys by a couple of goals, but everyone was like, “Who’s this Toews kid? We have to get him on our team.” We’d try to get all the best players from the Detroit area, the Buffalo area, the Toronto area. We started branching out and they brought you in for that tournament. Everyone was amazed. You were pretty much the same player that you are today. Two-way center, same stride. Low to the ice.