Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks has been playing for HC Biel in Switzerland during the lockout, where he's been having all sorts of adventures with Tyler Seguin — including some with some sort of man-mountain, while wearing chaps!
But, truth be told, Kane's bummed about this lockout stuff. So even though it's not his fault, he's apologizing for the work stoppage.
Here's Kane on the negotiations this week, obviously before they went to hell:
"I don't know. It seems to be going pretty well right now the past couple of negotiations with the owners and the players so it's really tough to say. It could be a couple of days, it could be a couple of weeks, it could go as long as who knows so right now I'm just kind of playing it by ear. I'm here in Switzerland playing and actually going home on Sunday for a week for the national break so it will be good to get back to Chicago and see everyone."
And here's our favorite Blackhawks winger (sorry, Stalberg) with his apology to the fans:
"I guess the fans back in North America … we want to say that we're sorry this lockout stuff is going on. It's tough on all of us.
"The players, I know, as fans it's tough for you guys to so...we're hoping it gets done quick and we can play in front of you guys again I hope that you guys come back once the game does start but, as for now I'm over here enjoying my time in Switzerland, trying to play hockey, score some goals, do the things I love to do. So, we appreciate the patience and, hopefully, we will see you soon."
And we'll see you, Patty. Wearing your signature New York Yankees hat, but not with a figure skater pirouetting in the background of your interviews. Switzerland, right?