Winning Hockey Gold Would Just Put Exclamation Point On Young Blackhawk’s Experience.
Having snowboarder Shaun White call to hang out made Patrick Kane feel like a cool dude. Rubbing shoulders with good-luck charm Vince Vaughn in a Team USA jersey left an impression. And nothing created a more lasting memory for Kane than eating lunch alongside boyhood hero Jaromir Jagr of the Czech team in the Olympic Village cafeteria.
But as he reflected on the significance of the biggest hockey game of his life when Team USA plays Canada in Sunday's Olympic final, no personal interaction meant more than the one Kane initiated Saturday.
"I hadn't talked to my grandpa (Donald Kane) in a while, so I called him this morning in Buffalo to see how he's doing and how he's liking the games,'' Kane told the Tribune in an interview Saturday. "He's 83, a big baseball guy, but one of those people I'v
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