There was never really a question of if Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane would sign long-term extensions with the Chicago Blackhawks. It was when would they sign.
Stan Bowman’s phone is usually active at this time of year, be it with him making calls or receiving them.
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are one year away from becoming unrestricted free agents, and extension talks with the Chicago Blackhawks are already under way.
Ryan Kesler’s days with the Vancouver Canucks are likely numbered. It’s not surprising to hear or read, given he was oh-so close to being dealt at the trade deadline this past spring.