Who knows what Patrick Kane was paid to appear on the NHL 10 cover, but it was probably more than 20 cents. So it's hard to fathom why a 20-year-old zillionaire athlete would deck a cabbie over two dimes.
But that's what Buffalo cops say Kane did when he caught a $US13.80 cab ride last night and paid for it with a 10 and a 5. When the driver said he didn't have 20 cents to go with the buck in change, a hockey game broke out. The cops said Kane and his bro grabbed the money back and beat the crap out of the guy.
So, a day that began with Kane announcing with Buffalo's mayor the funding of a local rink ends with the golden boy in the slammer on charges of robbery, criminal mischief, theft of services, yada yada.
It's probably not enough to ding Kane's appearance on the NHL 10 box, but damn. Cabbies play games too, you know.
Hawks' Kane Arrested for Robbing, Assaulting Cab Driver [TSN, thanks, David, Steven, many others.]