You know the Blackhawks are out of the NHL playoffs when the inevitable drunken Patrick Kane photos start popping up on Deadspin (well done again), camera phones & every other website that loves to vicariously live through the 23 year old. Kaner was in Madison, Wisconsin for Cinco de Mayo putting on what will be one of many drinking exhibitions this spring and summer. Seriously, is there anyone who hasn’t seen this cat drunk in a bar? Kaner isn’t on an island when it comes to annihilated NHL players, but he has to be one of the league’s top drinkers. I say good for him. He is what he is as a player (a supremely skilled playmaker that needs scorers alongside him), and his off-season drinking habits haven’t changed since he came into the league. I’ve given up hope that he matures into a Toews type of leader, so bottoms up, Kaner. Just know that if you come into camp out of shape, you won’t need a guy like me busting your balls. Why? Because you’ll likely be packing your bags after a trade that will hopefully net the Hawks a player or two that isn’t too eager to start his off-season this early every spring.