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Morning Bag Skate: Leon Draisaitl-Connor McDavid to match Patrick Kane-Jonathan Toews’ salary cap total

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world.

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Chicago Blackhawks stars Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are no longer the single highest paid duo in the NHL.

The Edmonton Oilers signed Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year, $68 million deal Wednesday. The deal paired with Connor McDavid’s eight-year, $100 million extension equals Kane and Toews’ $21 million salary-cap hit for next season.

HAWKS

**Hawks T25U25: Matheson Iacopelli comes in at No. 17 (SCH)

**SCH GIF Tournament: Goal of the year vs Subban tickling Colton (SCH)

**Panarin addresses his trade to Columbus in Q&A with Russian reporter (SCH)

**Who is missing from last year’s list, and why (SCH)

**Kane named NHL’s best winger by NHL Network (SCH)

**SCH GIF Tournament: Honk honk vs I dunno (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Judge gives comptroller deadline in Blues owners' lawsuit (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Cullen puts off retirement, returns to Wild on 1-year deal (Hockey Wilderness)

**Boudreau, Woods tasked with improving shooting of the Wild’s defensive corps (Hockey Wilderness)

**Avalanche signs college free agent Dominic Toninato (Denver Post)

****Avs T25U25: J.T. Compher at No. 6 (Mile High Hockey)

**Preds T25U25: Alexandre Carrier at No. 7 (On The Forecheck)

**Jets TU25U25: Jack Roslovic at No. 9 (Arctic Ice Hockey)

NHL

**Everything you need to know about Will Butcher, NHL’s next top college free agent (SBN)

**NHL’s T25U25: Follow the complete list (SBN)

**NHL’s T25U25: Eichel ranks No. 8 on the verge of a contract year (SBN)

**Oilers sign Draisaitl to eight-year, $68 million deal (Copper N Blue)

**Las Vegas radio group reverses decision to avoid Golden Knights coverage (SBN)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Best players to never play college hockey (SBNCH)