Stanley Cup rivals Patrick Kane and Tyler Seguin savor Swiss-made friendship

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CHICAGO — They agreed to a moratorium on text messaging once the Stanley Cup playoffs began. But in no way did it suggest there was a thaw in the friendship between Patrick Kane and Tyler Seguin, a pair of NHL wunderkinds whose relationship developed during the lockout when they played together in Switzerland.

“We haven’t talked since we knew we were matching up,’’ said Kane, whose hat trick against Los Angeles in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals propelled the Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup Final opposite Seguin’s Bruins, who swept the Penguins to win the Eastern Conference.

“I thought about it a few times, maybe texting him,’’ Kane admitted. “But I knew it wasn’t the right thing, especially when you’re playing in the Stanley Cup Finals.’’

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