This is a hell of a way to usurp Bruce Smith’s big weekendthe Buffalo News’ Aaron Beecker reports Blackhawks RW Patrick Kane (a South Buffalo native and the no. 1 pick in the 2007 NHL Draft) and brother James are accused of roughing up a City Of Light cab driver early this morning.

The pair allegedly punched the cab driver and grabbed money they had handed him after he told them he didn’t have twenty cents in coins to give them their change, the report said.

Their fare was $13.80 and they handed the driver $15, according to a report.

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.

A torn $5 bill was found in James Kane’s pocket while in the Erie County Holding Center, the report said.

I was in Chicago and I’m just on my way home now,” Kane’s mother, Madonna, told the Chicago Sun-Times when reached by phone this afternoon. “So I really don’t have anything to report at this time because I don’t have the whole details yet. I want to know what’s going on before I say anything (else).”

Far be it for me to criticize another sports site, but surely this one could’ve been updated to reflect Kane’s most recent activity?