The similarities between the 1984 Oilers and 2009 Penguins are uncanny--and they start with the youthful dynamic duos of Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier compared to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The NHL Network will explore the subject, including a lively conversation between Gretzky and Messier talking about their and the Penguins stars. Don't miss it, tonight at 7 ET on NHL Network and streamed live here on NHL.com.
When we started our journey we made a commitment to our fans to be relevant and to see the Chicago Blackhawks become the best professional hockey organization. There are not two finer symbols of that than Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. The commitment we have made to these incredible young men is equal to the commitment they have made to our team, our fans, our entire organization and the city of Chicago.
— Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz on signing Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to contract extensions