Bowman Dubs Toews & Kane Eternal Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks’ VP/GM Stan Bowman told Team Historian Bob Verdi today that Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will be in Chicago forever.
Here’s the quote, posted on the Blackhawks’ website:
“Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will be here forever,” said Bowman, the Blackhawks’ Vice President/General Manager. “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.”
In an effort to show he was serious about the statement, Bowman presented both players a commemorative plaque to hang in their stalls:
Both guys are locked up until 2015, at or before which time we’ll see how long forever really is.