Mar 6, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) reacts with right wing Patrick Kane (88) after scoring a goal during the third period at the United Center. Chicago defeats Columbus 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Blackhawks fans heard the greatest news of the summer yesterday when word broke that Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane signed with the Blackhawks for 8 more seasons. Their free agency after the 2014-2015 season has been the topic of conversation in the NHL since last summer, and we’d be lying if we said we weren’t a little bit nervous as Blackhawks fans. We all went through the same phases leading up to the elation brought on by the Kane and Toews signings.
When talk of Kane and Toews’ free agency heated up at the end of the season.
Presenting our reasons for Kane and Toews to stay in Chicago. Most of the list consisted of repeating the words “Stanley Cup” over and over again.
Summing up our pleas in one sentence.
When a friend called us at work to give us the news of the 8 year extensions.
Sharing the news with our coworkers and the general public.
What was your reaction to the Kane and Toews contract extensions?