No good way for Blackhawks to get out of cap hell = The Chicago Blackhawks are in salary-cap hell, and they are going to have to get creative to get out. When a team rosters the two highest cap hits in the NHL — Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane both carry $10.5.....

The Chicago Blackhawks are in salary cap Hell, and they are going to have to get creative to get out. When a team rosters the two highest cap hits.

"Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will be here forever. I can't predict what the salary cap will be in the near future, but I can tell you that Jonathan and Patrick will be on this team. Those two players put the Blackhawks back on the map, they're up in a couple years, and whatever the numbers are, we'll figure out the details. The notion that the money we're spending now will affect our ability to keep Jonathan and Kane ... it's a non-issue. They will be here no matter what." -Stan Bowman

Kane, Toews to remain with 'Hawks 'forever'

"Stars Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane acknowledge the crowd at a Chicago parade celebrating the Blackhawks' first Stanley Cup title since

Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, teammates with the Chicago Blackhawks but pinned against each other in a battle for accuracy shooting supremacy in Saturday’s NHL Skills Competition. Bragging rights go to Kane. ‘Showtime’ hit all four targets in a time of 13.529 seconds, which was the quickest time among the eight shooters in the competition. Toews completed the competition in 16.307 seconds. Toews did wire three straight pucks square off the post, narrowly missing the target.

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews celebrates his goal with Patrick Kane during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, March in Chicago. The Blackhawks won (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The NHL's Highest‐Paid Players 2016‐17:     3. Patrick Kane:    Total Earnings: $14.8 million  -    Salary: $13.8 million  -    Endorsements: $1 million  -    Kane led the league in scoring last season and was selected as the NHL's MVP. He was the first American‐born player to accomplish either  feat. He and teammate Toews have matching eight‐year, $84 million contracts.

The NHL's Highest‐Paid Players 2016‐17: 3. Patrick Kane: Total Earnings: $14.8 million - Salary: $13.8 million - Endorsements: $1 million - Kane led the league in scoring last season and was selected as the NHL's MVP. He was the first American‐born player to accomplish either feat. He and teammate Toews have matching eight‐year, $84 million contracts.

Rookie Ryan Hartman is a key cog for Blackhawks = The Chicago Blackhawks are in constant salary cap casualty mode, and with two $10 million cap hits on the roster in Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, that won’t be changing anytime soon. That’s why the production of young players like Ryan Hartman is vital to the success of Chicago each season. Being up against the cap means that head coach Joel Quenneville has to make things work with young players on entry-level deals pretty much every…

That’s why the production of young players like Ryan Hartman is vital to the success of Chicago each season. Being up against the cap.

Where else do you see the two most prominent players on a team agree to negotiate equal contract terms instead of each demanding $1 more than the other?  "It’s special," Kane said of their relationship. "I was fortunate to come in with (Toews). We could lean on each other, and that really helped us early in our careers." (x) (via svmadelyn.tumblr.com)

svmadelyn: Where else do you see the two most prominent players on a team agree to negotiate equal contract terms instead of each demanding.

Patrick Sharp & Adam Burish

Patrick Sharp and former Hawk, Adam Burish, at Jason Aldean show in Chicago. He likes country so that makes him the perfect man

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 22: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks jumps into the arms of Patrick Sharp #10 after scoring a goal the St. Louis Blues at the United Center on January 22, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) #andthentheymadeout

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 22 Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks jumps into the arms of Patrick Sharp after scoring a goal the St. Louis Blues at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chicago Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw (65), celebrates with teammates Nick Leddy (8), and Patrick Sharp (10), after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Chicago, Wednesday, March, 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Chicago Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw celebrates with teammates Nick Leddy and Patrick Sharp after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Chicago, Wednesday, March, (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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