Evander Kane’s Ex Contributed to Ryan Hartman’s NHL Fine… for Fighting with Kane

Evander Kane (r.)

Evander Kane (r.)
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Sometimes the best part of sport is the pettiness we witness on a public scale.

After knocking down Evander Kane in an on-ice scrimmage on Tuesday night, Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman was fined $4,250 by the NHL for unsportsmanlike conduct after Kane cross-checked Kirill Kaprizov . At one point, Kane was battling five opposing players as the referees were in the middle of the skirmish.

Kane has had his fair share of off-ice issues throughout his NHL career. Earlier this season, the Oilers left-winger was suspended by the NHL for 21 games for falsifying a COVID vaccination card and breaking protocols. He was investigated for betting on his own league and pitching games, and was sued by a Vegas casino for getting out of debt by half a million dollars. In 2016, five different people accused him of assault, and last year, when he and his ex-wife were going through a divorce, they both filed restraining orders against each other. for domestic violence. (There is more detailed background on all his legal issues in this Article from August 2021).

Anyway, back to pettiness. Anna Kane, the aforementioned ex-wife, came onto the scene yesterday after Hartman’s altercation with Kane on the ice, in which he can be seen yelling “fuck you” at Kane. Anna posted an Instagram story today with a screenshot of a Venmo payment to Hartman, sending him $200 to help pay for the unsportsmanlike conduct fine.

Hartman said the fine was ‘worth it’ and added: ”It shows that we have five guys in there, they didn’t have a guy in there to help him. I don’t think any of their guys will defend him. Kane has been in Edmonton since late January after his contract was terminated by the San Jose Sharks.

Anna wasn’t the only one sending help the Hartman way – screenshots float on Twitter showing Hartman’s Venmo page overflowing with donations from fans, many of whom use the middle finger emoji as a description of payment.

Hartman has won some admirers with his move – let’s just say Kane isn’t the most universally beloved NHL player.

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