• Twin $84M Blackhawks deals for Kane, Toews

    Summary of 10 articles · Updated Jul 9, 2014
    Toews, 26, was the third pick of the 2006 NHL Draft, and a year later the Blackhawks picked Kane, 25, with the first pick of the 2007 draft. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane have won two each in less than half the time. Toews and Kane led Chicago back to the Western Conference final this year, where it lost to the eventual NHL champion Los Angeles Kings. Whether they’re worth the money based on production is almost immaterial: Toews and Kane are the heart and soul of the Blackhawks’ renaissance that resulted in two Stanley Cup championships – and two Conn Smythe trophies for them, respectively – and countless millions in revenue for owner Rocky Wirtz. The Blackhawks announced Wednesday they had reached eight-year extensions with two of their top performers in a long run of success that includes Stanley Cup titles in 2010 and 2013. Union attempt great news for players, bad for operators News that Canada's biggest private-sector union will hold a meeting Wednesday to try to organize major junior hockey players will not go over really well with the Canadian Hockey League, but is terrific news for the 1,300 players, even if the effort fails.
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      Bobby Hull has a statue outside the United Center in Chicago and he won only one Stanley Cup for 15 years with the franchise. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane have won two each in less than half the time. And by signing identical eight-year, $84 million …
    • Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane sign eight-year extensions with $10.5 million cap hits – a fair market price

      The Chicago Blackhawks got out well ahead of any speculation in regards to the futures of Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews beyond next season. The two Hawks stars were entering the final year of their contracts and would have been eligible for UFA status…
    • Jonathan Toews And Patrick Kane Are Getting Paid, And They're Worth It

      Today the Chicago Blackhawks announced identical eight-year contract extensions for forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. They will run through the 2022-23 season, and each will carry an annual cap hit of $10.5 million a year. This is a lot of money…
      Source: deadspin.com
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    • Chicago Blackhawks sign forwards Toews and Kane to eight-year extensions

      Chicago Blackhawks sign forwards Toews and Kane to eight-year extensions

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