Report: Blackhawks prepare to move on from Patrick Kane

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According to Barry Rozner of Chicago's Daily Herald, the Chicago Blackhawks are preparing to move on without their star forward, Patrick Kane. Kane is currently under investigation for a sexual assault case that allegedly occurred in his home near Buffalo.

With only three weeks left until training camp, the Hawks are in a precarious position. Rozner reports:

Kane had been warned about his behavior, and the Hawks were not pleased that he announced at the Stanley Cup rally that he intended to act the fool again while celebrating the team’s third championship in six seasons.
The brand, the titles and the sweater go hand in hand as far as the Hawks are concerned, but no one player is bigger than the team and the Hawks and their litany of sponsors do not want to be known as a group that values winning above decency.
They do not want to be the Baltimore Ravens after the Ray Rice debacle, so the Hawks find themselves painted into a corner and Kane is holding the brush.

Many Chicago fans are angry that Chicago is considering trading away their star player, claiming Kane can't be held responsible until proven guilty. However, Kane has a past history of troubles with the law and the Hawks realize keeping Kane around damages the organization's public image.

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