Photos of Chicago Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane, John Madden and Kris Versteeg made their rounds on the Web and beyond after The Vancouver Province’s Orland Kurtenblog ran photos of the players shirtless and partying in a limo with three fully clothed women.
“I’m 21 years old, but it’s probably time to grow up a little bit,” Kane told reporters, adding that the photos were not taken before the Hawks lost 5-1 against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.
“For us, obviously, it’s not the way we want to represent the team,” Kane said. “It’s been discussed internally with the team and it’s been figured out inside this locker room.”
A Hawks spokesman told the Chicago Sun-Times president John McDonough and general manager Stan Bowman would not be commenting on the pictures. The Blackhawks told the paper the situation would be handled internally.