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09-07-2013, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by HawksFan74 View Post
I would say Toews and Kane get 7 million per year if the Hawks can fit it under the cap. Longer term maybe, they have to factor in some of the endorsements they are getting in Chicago.
That's nuts and never ever going to happen. They signed for $6.3m per with 3 RFA years under their contracts when the cap was <$60m and before the hawks won two cups with both earning Conn Smythe awards. The cap is going to be $70m-plus next year, so you're expecting these true UFA now-proven elite guys to take a lower % of the team cap now? Let's be serious. And the "if they can fit them under the cap" comment" is worse, like they might re-sign their two best players if they can grossly underpay them by league standards.

They're getting $8m+, and I doubt Stan would even start talks in the 7s. The range is $8-9m, both sides know it.

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