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NHL's Patrick Kane

Gets Cut from

EA Sports

8/12/2015 12:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0812_patrick_kane_nhl_coverChicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane will no longer be on the cover of EA's "NHL16" due to the criminal investigation he's now facing.

Kane was slated to be on the cover of the game for the second time but EA just released a statement saying they're pulling the plug.The company said he won't be on the cover and he also will not be involved in any promos for the game. 

As we've reported ... Kane is under investigation for an alleged incident that went down with a woman in an Upstate NY bar. 

No charges have been filed.

Chicago Blackhawks

Still Partying It Up ...

We're the Kings of Chi-Town!

6/18/2015 8:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Chicago Blackhawks might be a little late to Thursday's victory parade ... because they were out on the town until the wee hours of the morning last night ... raging with champagne and TONS of chicks. 

Kris VersteegJonathan Toews and Stanley Cup Finals MVP Duncan Keith were among the players who hit up Studio Paris, a nightclub in downtown Chicago.

In the video, Versteeg can be seen spraying champagne all over the crowd ... and the people couldn't have been more thrilled to be doused.  

But the best part might be on the way out when Toews walks out the door ... followed by roughly TEN CHICKS! 

Hail to the champs. 

Chicago Blackhawks

Topless Turn Up w/ Stanley Cup

... And World Famous DJ

6/16/2015 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0616_blackhawks_team_shirtless_celebration_launchThe Chicago Blackhawks brought a 6-pack to the Stanley Cup celebration -- with defenseman Johnny Oduya ripping his shirt off in the middle of a nightclub ... in a crazy celebrity turn up!  

Oduya -- along with teammates Corey Crawford, Brandon Saad, Kris Versteeg and Scott Darling -- hit up The Mid nightclub in Chicago ... where they used Lord Stanley's favorite piece of silverware to sip expensive bubbly, like so many have before.  

And who was supplying the beats? World famous DJ ($32 millon a year famous) Tiesto -- who pumped the club full of EDM and hip-hop hits while the crowd went insane! 

At some point in the night Oduya's shirt came off ... dude's got some championship abs. 

Check out the pics.

Chicago Blackhawks

Kid Smacked with Bottle

... In Stanley Cup Melee

6/16/2015 7:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0616-main-blackhawks-injury-getty-01A small child was struck in the face with a bottle ... and appeared to be bleeding ... during the crazy Stanley Cup celebrations in Chicago last night. 

The child -- unclear how old he is -- was carried to paramedics near Wrigley Field to be treated ... this according to the Washington Post. 

So far, the kid's condition is unclear ... but it was just one part of the madness that took over the Windy City when the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup.  

People swarmed the streets ... climbed traffic lights ... ripped down street signs ... and set off fireworks. 

At least 5 people were arrested, according to the Chicago Tribune.

There's more ... in keeping with tradition, a bunch of fans toilet papered the home of Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville to celebrate. 

Congrats?

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Blackhawks to Bieber

We Forgive U

For Being a Logo-Desecrating Dumbass

7/10/2013 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Chicago Blackhawks aren't holding a grudge against Justin Bieber for trampling their beloved logo yesterday -- a crime punishable by death in some fan circles -- telling TMZ, Bieber didn't realize he was violating intergalactic hockey law.

In case you didn't know, Bieber -- who is supposed to be Canadian -- was taking pictures of the Stanley Cup in the Blackhawks locker room when he stood squarely on the team's hallowed Native American head logo.

FYI, not only is it a HUGE Blackhawks superstition not to step on the logo ... it's also an unwritten rule on any hockey team: never tread on the team logo.

But a rep for the Blackhawks says it's water under the bridge -- telling us, Bieber "did accidentally step on the logo but was immediately asked to step off and was extremely sorry as soon as he realized what he did."

Unfortunately, he's still not sorry for pissing in that mop bucket.

Bieber with Stanley Cup

'Hawks Fans PISSED

Because It's the Cup

7/10/2013 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber is bringing sports fans together ... IN OUTRAGE -- because he dared to pose with Lord Stanley's trophy in the Chicago Blackhawks locker room!!!

A 'Hawks exec tweeted the pic last night of JB touching the Stanley Cup -- arguably the most revered trophy in sports -- with a customized Bieber jersey in the background.

The response was immediate ... and angry:
- If I see one more picture of bieber touching the cup I might just cut my own jugular #embarrassing

- And this is why I will kick the crap out of Justin Bieber! You do not touch the cup! You don't deserve to touch it!

- Bieber takin a pic w the cup and gettin a personalized blackhawks jersey is complete garbage. Where did your bruins flat brim go?
 
That last one refers to the night we spotted Bieber in a Boston Bruins cap ... right before they started playing the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Finals.

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Listen, Chicago ... just be glad he didn't pee in it.

Chicago Blackhawks

Stanley Cup Celebration

Was Carnivore Heaven

6/25/2013 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Chicago Blackhawks partied hard after their dramatic Stanley Cup victory over the Boston Bruins, and lived by that old adage -- to the victor goes lots and lots of meats!!!

Stanley Cup MVP Patrick Kane and the rest of the team headed straight to the famous Harry Caray's Steakhouse once they arrived back in Chi-town early Tuesday morning -- and our 'hawks sources gave up all the deets on their feast:

- Crab cakes
- Lamb chops
- Mini "holy cow" burgers
- Chicken vesuvio (the house special)

Remember, they were eating all this at ... 4:30 AM!!

No word on how much the celebration meal cost -- but the team picked up the tab. We're told this is the exact same menu the Blackhawks had when they last won the cup in 2010.

Superstition ... it's delicious!

Chicago Hockey Legend

BURNS

Jay Cutler Jersey [VIDEO]

9/24/2012 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
092412-chris-chelios-launch-v3Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler might officially be the most hated man in the Windy City -- because last night, one of Chicago's most storied sports legends turned his back on the guy ... TORCHING Cutler's jersey inside a bar.

The video was shot inside Stanley's Kitchen and Tap in Downtown Chicago -- showing Chicago Blackhawks legend Chris Chelios lighting Jay's jersey on fire while some hot chick dangles it from her fingers.

One source inside the bar tells us Chris lit the jersey then said, Cutler's "nothing but a bitch."

FYI -- Cutler has been under heavy fire in Chicago from Bears fans who think he's not just a terrible QB ... but a cancer in the locker room who's bringing down the team.

Cutler's performance on Sunday didn't do much to win over his critics -- Jay had a very underwhelming performance in the Bears victory over the Rams ... throwing an interception and ZERO touchdowns.

We reached out to Chelios for comment -- so far, no word back.

Hockey Star

Arrested Over

20 Cent Fight

8/9/2009 1:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0809_patrick_cane_getty_bn-1Fighting over money is common -- but does $0.20 even count as money?

Two dimes (or four nickels) was allegedly the cause of a fight between NHL star Patrick Kane and a cab driver in Buffalo, NY. According to the Buffalo News, Kane (along with his cousin) were arrested after they allegedly roughed up a cab driver who couldn't give them the required change.

According to a police report obtained by the paper, the Kane boys paid $15 for a $13.80 cab ride -- but became incensed when the cabbie had the dollar bill, but not the coinage, to make change. The cab driver told police he was punched in the face and head, grabbed by the throat and had his glasses broken during the incident.

Both men were charged with second-degree robbery, a Class C felony, as well as fourth-degree criminal mischief and theft of services, both Class A misdemeanors. WIVB-TV says Kane has pled not guilty.

Kane plays for the Chicago Blackhawks but grew up in Buffalo and was in town to announce the funding of a local hockey rink.

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