Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 10/18/11

CHICAGO - JULY 22: Former Chicago Blackhawk players Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita look on during the NHL Winter Classic 2009 press conference on July 22, 2008 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images for the NHL)
During the summer, Evander Kane wanted to get the blessing of Bobby Hull before wearing No. 9 for the Winnipeg Jets, seeing as how Hull made the number famous for what are now the Phoenix Coyotes. It's a bit like knocking down an abandoned house and then asking the former tenants to approve the window treatments in a new home ... but hey, respect, right? Anyhoo, Kane is wearing No. 9, and thus received Hull's blessing through intermediary Kevin Cheveldayoff, the Jets GM who was an assistant GM with the Chicago Blackhawks. Hull told Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press that he answered the request with, "Heck, no, if the young man wants to forge his career here in Winnipeg and wear my number, all the more power to him." Kane and Hull finally met last Thursday in Chicago, where Kane was held scoreless and skated to a minus-1. In fact, Kane hasn't notched a point in three games with the Jets this season. Clearly this is not the product of an injury that interrupted the early part of...
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