Holy Puck! Patrick Kane Gets Shrined Too

By Selena Fragassi in News on Mar 15, 2015 6:00PM


In case you’re keeping score, we now have two sports shrines that have curiously popped up across the city this past week. Last Sunday, the “Derrick Rosary” memorial was unveiled underneath the emergency turnoff of the Kennedy Expressway, a spot Catholics once considered sacred for a water stain in the shape of the Virgin Mary. Local artists David Beltran and Brendan Carroll were so ‘moved’ by Rose’s recent knee injury and subsequent surgery they designed this prayer circle with candles pasted with images of Jordan and Pippen, crutches, basketballs and yep, roses.

Yesterday, a second edition—this time devoted to Blackhawk Patrick Kane—surfaced outside Johhny O’Hagans bar in Wrigleyville. According to USA Today, “The bar’s owner Conor Kelly confirmed that fans with good intentions set up the shrine, with his permission, to wish Kane a speedy recovery.” Like Rose, the NHL star is currently sidelined with a broken clavicle. There are familiar symbols at Kane’s shrine including hockey skates, sticks and gear, a box of Lucky Charms and a drawing featuring his trademark playoff mullet. “Saint Patrick” also holds a scroll inscribed with the lyrics of “Chelsea Dagger.”

There’s no word if the shrine was done by Beltran and Carroll as well, but let’s just hope we don’t need any more shrines; our team’s lineups have sacrificed enough this season.