As the news of the mass shooting in Las Vegas filtered in this morning, Sabres winger Evander Kane weighed in with his outrage on Twitter.
What on earth is going through these people's minds? We got to become a better society all around. This type of stuff is just sickening! #PRAYERSFORVEGAS
— Evander Kane (@evanderkane_9) October 2, 2017
"I woke up this morning and had quite a few text messages from some friends, buddies and my parents," Kane said Monday morning in KeyBank Center after the Sabres held off-ice workouts. "I didn't really know what was going on until I got on the Internet and saw what was happening. It just makes you sick."
Kane is a regular visitor to Vegas, most recently for the Mayweather-McGregor fight in August at T-Mobile Arena. He was photographed prior to that bout with the WBC championship belt.
The fight last night I thought was super entertaining, a great event. Thanks for letting me have the belt before it went to Floyd. pic.twitter.com/nSzvyxchUc
— Evander Kane (@evanderkane_9) August 27, 2017
"I think everybody who's an adult enjoys going to Vegas. It's a place to have some fun," Kane said. "I definitely have some close friends that I've gotten to know over the years. I was just talking to a buddy in Vegas last night around 9 o'clock. To wake up and see what happened there was difficult. It's just sickening. There's some sick people out there. There needs to be some stiffer consequences for that type of stuff. It's tough."
T-Mobile is the home of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights and is located less than a mile from the outdoor concert venue that was the scene of the carnage. The Sabres make their first visit there for a game against the Golden Knights on Oct. 17.
Vegas played its final preseason game Sunday at home against San Jose, dropping a 5-3 decision in a game that wrapped up just before the shooting took place. Its regular season opener at home is Oct. 10 against Arizona.