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Evander Kane has been whistled for 23 minor penalties this year, which currently has him tied for the second-most in the NHL.

Kane doesn't feel like the officials are picking on him though and he often communicates openly with them on the ice. "It's part of the game," Kane said. "A couple of referees, they reffed in the WHL when I was playing. I know them. So somebody thinks I'm yelling at them but we're just talking. It's pretty friendly most of the time but I'm an emotional guy. I've been yelling at the referees since I was five years old playing hockey. It's probably not going to stop. They know that. It's nothing personal. I think they know the type of player I am. And sometimes they yell back at you." With 16 goals, 31 points, 130 hits, 176 shots and 76 penalty minutes in 43 games, Kane has provided fantasy owners with plenty of bang for their buck during the lockout-shortened season.