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.

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 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)


**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)


**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)


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