4:30 PM EDT, Mon July 28, 2014

Schmaltz leaves strong first impression

CHICAGO -- Nick Schmaltz may just be a future linemate for Jonathan Toews or Patrick Kane with the Chicago Blackhawks. Schmaltz is only 18 years old and heading into his freshman year at North Dakota, so he won’t be joining the duo anytime soon. But with Kane and Toews signing their eight-year extensions and Schmaltz showing off some rare offensive ability at the Blackhawks prospect camp last week, it’s not a complete reach to envision Schmaltz complementing one of their lines down the line.

Podcast: Jonathan Toews

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews joins "Waddle & Silvy" to discuss his new eight-year contract extension. Click here for more audio from ESPN Chicago.
Rotoworld Jul 17, 2014

Agent: Kane, Toews could have gotten more - Patrick Kane (W) Chicago Blackhawks

Arguing that Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews' matching eight-year, $84 million extensions aren't excessive, agent Pat Brisson claimed that they could have gotten $13.8 million annually if they so desired.
Artic Ice Hockey Jul 17, 2014

JetStream Podcast: Episode 36

A new setup, a new logo, but same old Winnipeg problems. We fought off some technical difficulties this week, but episode 36 is finally here!  Along with it we are bringing a fresh new logo (that you see if you subscribe) and studio setup. On this week's episode, Travis and Joe divulge into the controversial comments made by Evander Kane on Vancouver radio, while responding to some tweets from you!  They touch on the monster contracts recently signed by Patrick Kane & hometown boy Jonathan Toews, and discuss some interesting changes on the way in the AHL. All that, plus the guys...
Artic Ice Hockey Jul 17, 2014

FlightZone: KlingerSmash

Klingberg returns, Toews and Kane talk, and Kabanov is bought out. Carl Klingberg could possibly play with the Jets next year as he signed a new contract with the team (if we all practice voodoo this will be more likely). Jonathan Toews was on Chicago for a press conference and Winnipeg got gorgeous weather. Coincidence? I think not! Why buying out Kirill Kabanov's ELC was bad asset management. Which players made a lot of money by being enforcers? Down Goes Brown looks at the best and worst from free agency in the cap era. Toews and Kane en francais (with attendance stats...
Northwest Herald Jul 17, 2014

Blackhawks celebrate extensions for Toews, Kane

CHICAGO – Stan Bowman sounded like a proud father as he told stories about Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane.
Chicago Tribune Jul 16, 2014

Toews, Kane look ahead with new deals

With the ink dry on sparkling new, identical contract extensions, the Chicago Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane looked to the future Wednesday at the United Center.

Toews, Kane look ahead with new deals

With the ink dry on sparkling new, identical contract extensions, the Chicago Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane looked to the future Wednesday at the United Center.
Defending Big D Jul 11, 2014

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Captains of the Central Division

Let's compare Jamie Benn and his counterparts, then ponder why Winnipeg seems so determined to get rid of Evander Kane, and if we have time, we'll try to decide which defenseman Detroit won't get next. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out Erin’s article yesterday about how the Toews/Kane extensions could affect our beloved captain’s contract when he reaches UFA status a few years from now. The question that naturally arises when considering how much to pay your captain, of course, is this: how valuable is a Captain compared to a Regular Player? Take Jonathan Toews, for instance....
Artic Ice Hockey Jul 11, 2014

FlightZone: Ducky Flying in Winnipeg

Before I leave Winnipeg for the weekend, read about some hockey stuff. Also, if the links aren't here on Monday it's because I wasn't in town. Dale Hawerchuck still loves Winnipeg. If the kids are ready, where will they play? Washington Capitals prospect Nathan Walker took a road never travelled in his journey to be drafted. Nolan Zajac, the littlest Zajac who attended Jets camp. Jonathan Toews is worth his new contract. Ryan O'Reilly and the Colorado Avalanche haven't talked since the Avs filed for arbitration. CHLers have to work in the summer. What type of jobs do they work? LTIR...

Kane, Toews contract breakdown

Here’s a look at how the contracts for Chicago Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews will each be broken down over their eight-year extensions: (According to information told to ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun by a source) 2015-16 -- Signing bonus at $7 million + salary at $6.8 million = $13.8 million 2016-17 -- Signing bonus at $6 million + salary at $7.8 million = $13.8 million 2017-18 -- Signing bonus at $6 million + salary at $7.
Jewels From The Crown Jul 10, 2014

(POLL) Will Anze Kopitar Be a Ten-Million-Dollar Player?

With Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane breaking the barrier, we can't help but notice a looming contract in the distance...

Agent: Kane, Toews balance wins, payday

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane could have chosen to be the LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony of the NHL's free agency market a year from now. Based on their talents, ages and where the salary cap is expected to go, Kane and Toews would have undoubtedly had suitors lining up to wine and dine them and willing to pay them more than the $10.5 million average salary they'll receive from the Chicago Blackhawks beginning in the 2015-16 season. That scenario plus many more were discussed by Kane and Toews with their agent Pat Brisson of Creative Artists Agency.

Challenge begins after Kane, Toews deals

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman achieved Wednesday what he had been planning out for years and secured Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews to lengthy contract extensions. Unfortunately for Bowman, his job doesn't get any easier from here on out. Signing Kane and Toews for eight more years assured the Blackhawks of two superstars through the 2022-23 season. Add in what the Blackhawks have already done in signing Patrick Sharp, Bryan Bickell and Teuvo Teravainen through 2017, Niklas Hjalmarsson through 2019, Corey Crawford through 2020, Marian Hossa through 2021 and Duncan Keith...
Five For Howling Jul 10, 2014

Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - 84 and counting

The Chicago Blackhawks have resigned Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews to huge contracts! Could pieces of Chicago be heading out of town? Coyotes News Smooth-skating Arizona Coyotes top pick Brendan Perlini boasts size, slick handsThe English countryside doesn't sound like a hockey hotbed, and it really isn't. But that didn't deter the Coyotes' top pick of the 2014 NHL draft. News From Around the Hockey World Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane each sign $84 million contracts with Blackhawks - SBNation.comJonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are going to be dominating the Western Conference for another...

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