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Posted: 07/8/2014 4:22 PM | Comments: 0
Last Modified: 07/8/2014 6:57 PM | Updates
Evander Kane hasn’t exactly snuffed out the trade rumours swirling around him.
In fact, based on an interview he conducted with The Team 1040 radio station in Vancouver, it could be said he doused them with gasoline instead.
The subject of speculation for most of his days as a Winnipeg Jet, and especially leading up to last month’s draft, Kane was asked by the radio station today if he wanted to remain with the team. And his response was very vague.
Here’s the exchange:
Host: Evander do you want to play for the Winnipeg Jets anymore?
Kane: Well, I think I'm a Winnipeg Jet right now, and, you know, there's been speculation and rumors the three years since I got there. So, you know, we'll see what happens and we'll carry on as if I'm a Winnipeg Jet.
Host: There’s not a yes in there, and some Jets fans might say, why doesn’t he want to play for us? Or why isn’t he absolutely fully on board for playing for us?... you’re shaking your finger at me.
Kane: I’m training hard and getting ready for this season, and last summer I didn’t have a full year of training due to some surgery I had, so I found it really important for me to start training early and get myself in the best shape possible for this season. So that’s my focus."
Kane, who doesn’t turn 23 until next month, had 19 goals and 22 assists in 63 games for the Jets last year and has 99 goals since turning pro in 2009-10. He has four years left on his contract with the Jets with an annual salary of $6 million.
Updated on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 6:57 PM CDT: Corrects typo.
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