This afternoon, the Blackhawks accomplished what they had been looking to do for a little while now when they locked up superstars Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews to huge 8 year extensions worth 84 million dollars. These new contracts put Kane and Toews right up there with Sidney Crosby among the highest payed players in the game. However, they do have the highest cap hit of anyone in the league at 10.5 million dollars a year.
Kane and Toews have been superstars since they arrived in the league. Add in the two cups, and it shouldn't be a shock the money that they got. It will be interesting to see in the coming years if the Blackhawks have any trouble filling out the team around them with these two huge cap hits though.