According to TSN Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will receive identical contract extensions — five years at $6 million per season — and Duncan Keith’s money will be spread over 13 seasons. Keith’s contract is certain to be investigated by the NHL, much like that of Marian Hossa’s was, with critics believing it’s an attempt to circumvent the league’s salary cap. If those figures prove accurate the Hawks will have 15 players signed for next season at a salary cap hit of just over $60 million. This year’s cap is only $56.8 million so there’ll be some player movement, to be sure.
Friday night had all the makings of a take the foot off the gas game for the visiting Bulls, but with so much at stake this late in the season, maybe this roster is figuring it out.
Caruso has two games in Los Angeles coming up, and he’s prepared to hear the comparisons between himself and new Laker cult hero Austin Reaves — comparisons that Caruso finds unfair and inaccurate.
The middle child in a family of 10 children, Johnson grew up in a three-bedroom Elgin home with parents who were pastors and also foster parents. After his mother died, Johnson helped to carry the ministry forward. “This is really a faith walk,” he says of his run for mayor.
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