The Chicago Blackhawks have a stud in Patrick Kane, but is Artemi Panarin better?
The National Hockey League’s website, NHL.com, released its list ranking the top 16 forwards in the league. Of course, the usual suspects are on the list, especially at the top. Names like Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon, and Sidney Crosby round out the top three and there shouldn’t be much debate there. Where there is a debate to be had is down the list where you will find Chicago Blackhawks forward, Patrick Kane.
He has been near the top of the list before but at this point in the game, a top-ten forward is plenty of respect. The thing that stings about his spot on the list is who is ahead of him. Sitting at ninth is fine for a 32-year old that has already accomplished so much. He is even ahead of Auston Matthews who is on track to be one of the best players in the league.