To the surprise of no one, the Chicago Blackhawks officially consider the pictures from Patrick Kane's weekend adventure in Wisconsin to be bad publicity.

Hawks general manager Stan Bowman said the club was "disappointed" by photos that emerged of the star forward partying in Madison, Wis., earlier this month -- in what the team at least hopes to be its first and last public comments about the situation.

"Obviously, we're aware of that situation and we followed it closely," Bowman said as part of a conference call to discuss the signings of Johnny Oduya and Jamal Mayers.