Patrick Kane (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
If you've ever wondered what it felt like to be Patrick Kane as he stickhandles and scores on the ice, it's your lucky day – the Hawks star and GoPro technology have teamed up – and the resulting video footage is mesmerizing.
Chicago Blackhawks superstar Patrick Kane is still recuperating from a broken clavicle, but to tide you over until he makes his return (hopefully for Hawks fans, that will be in late May when Chicago is still in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and not next season), he and the people at GoPro have partnered to give fans an up-close look at his astonishing skill set.
The 26-year-old right winger straps the high-performance GoPro camera to the top of his helmet in the video, and the results are mesmerizing. The viewer gets the impression they're seeing things through Kane's eyes as he stickhandles through obstacles and smoothly around the ice:
The NHL isn't yet at the point where it can equip every player's helmet with a GoPro camera – clearly, the protruding technology would be a danger in this contact sport – but if the technology can be streamlined (and you know people are attempting to do that), the league would be crazy not to take advantage of it. There won't be many better ways to give fans the sensation of playing the game than this one.