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.
It's believed Kane-Toews initial ask of CHI on extension is around $12M/yr each. They'll end up lower but still could be $10M+ AAV players.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 26, 2014
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.