Originally posted on Puck Drunk Love  |  Last updated 6/8/13

While the Los Angeles Kings battled the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 4 on Thursday night, some of the evening's biggest theatrics were taking place on Twitter. Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane was Tweeting about the NBA Finals during Game 4, causing fans to question why he was watching basketball instead of hockey. The questions caused an emotional meltdown.  For everyone asking why I don't care to watch or talk about the NHL playoffs. I'm not playing in them, I can't win this year, CONT: — Evander Kane (@EKane9JETS) June 7, 2013 So I don't care! Next year will be a different story! You can count on that. — Evander Kane (@EKane9JETS) June 7, 2013 There's nothing wrong with Kane's Tweets so far. Sure, he probably should have just taken the more intelligent path and refrained from even commenting on the matter, but his responses are understandable.  I'm sick of sitting here at this time of the year not having a chance to win, not scoring goals, not winning games and not winning rounds. — Evander Kane (@EKane9JETS) June 7, 2013 It really pisses me off and I'm done with these kind of results. It's time to start winning and it's starting now. — Evander Kane (@EKane9JETS) June 7, 2013 Goodnight tweeps. #thenatural — Evander Kane (@EKane9JETS) June 7, 2013 This is where things took an interesting turn. While Kane's first Tweets were well within the realm of reason, his additional comments appear to paint the picture of a player that's unhappy with his team and their inability to make the postseason. To be blunt, Kane is whining and he's doing it for all to see. You can safely bet that hundreds of players are feeling the exact same way he is, but you don't see them spouting off on Twitter about it. Kane has missed the playoffs in all four years he's been an NHL player. The Atlanta Thrashers missed out on the fun in 2009-10 and 2010-11. When the team moved to Winnipeg their fortunes didn't change, missing out in 2011-12 and most recently in 2013.  Chalk these comments up as ones that don't need to be said in a public or online setting. These types of statements rarely lead to anything positive. They place pressure on the team management when a player takes to Twitter to complain about his franchise's failures.  Of course, Kane referring to himself as The Natural his simply hilarious. Kane is a talented forward, but you won't hear even his biggest supporters referring to him as The Natural or even one of the best players in hockey. He's not even the best Kane currently playing in the NHL.  This isn't the first time Kane and his ego have been the subject of discussion. You might recall the photo he Tweeted during the lockout where he was holding bricks of cash. As if that wasn't enough proof that his mind isn't based in reality, he went and got a bold "look at me" haircut that left the hockey world shaking its collective head.   Kane can be an immensely successful player in the NHL if he focuses more on his game and less about whining. Are you tired of missing the playoffs? Do something about it. Ranting on Twitter won't get you any closer to the ultimate prize.  [follow]

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