Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane asking for $12 million/year deals

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane (Brian Donogh/QMI Agency)

Blackhawks' stars Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane could soon become the league's highest paid players. According to a tweet from Bob McKenzie, Toews and Kane initially asked for $12 million/year contracts, but will likely move down from that number.

Alexander Ovechkin currently holds the highest cap hit at $9.53 million, but Toews and Kane could top him and become the only two players in the league with a double-digit cap hit. The Blackhawks currently have seven players with cap hits of over $5 million, and with Toews and Kane getting raises, could find themselves with money problems in the near future.

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