NHL announces another new investigation into Evander Kane

That's the third investigation this offseason! What gives!?!?


This just in, the NHL has announced yet another investigation into San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane, this time for potentially violating league COVID-19 protocols.

Earlier this offseason Anna Kane, Evander's estranged wife, made a series of social media posts alleging that Evander is essentially an unfit parent, a deadbeat husband and an addicted gambler. Anna alleges that Evander made illegal bets on NHL games, including betting on his own team's game. 

Last week the NHL released an initial report after concluding their investigation into gambling allegations essentially turned up nothing. In a press release announcement the NHL said it "found no evidence to support allegations of illegal gambling."

The report states: 

"The investigation included a detailed review of social media, public data, and court filings from the bankruptcy proceeding initiated by Mr. Kane in January, 2021 and his pending divorce proceeding; a review of sports betting data and analysis; and in person and virtual interview of members of the Sharks organization and others, including Mr. Kane. It should be noted that Ms. Kane refused to participate in the investigation."
"The investigation uncovered no evidence to corroborate Ms. Kane's accusations that Mr. Kane bet or otherwise participated in gambling on NHL games, and no evidence to corroborate the allegations that Mr Kane "threw" games or did not put forward his best effort to help the Sharks win games. To the contrary, the evidence raises doubts about the veracity of the allegations."

It should also be noted however that while the NHL has concluded its investigation into the gambling accusations against Kane, there is an ongoing investigation into what the NHL is deeming "potential wrongdoing by Mr. Kane." Mrs. Kane has levied some pretty serious sexual assault allegations against her husband, as a result, the Sharks will not allow Kane at their training camp until the investigation has concluded.

But today's news about potentially violating COVID-19 policies is something entirely independent from the sexual assault allegations that the league is also investigating. If you're keeping score at home that's exactly three separate investigations for Kane this offseason. I'm a big believer in "innocent until proven guilty", but when you're the subject of three separate investigations I'm probably going to judge you a little more harshly. I'm not saying that I'm right in feeling that way but... three separate investigations says a lot about this man's character in my mind.

However, it should be noted that none of the allegations levied against Kane, including allegations that he violated league COVID-19 protocols, have been proven. Again, we'll hold judgement until we know the result of the NHL's investigation.