The friendy rivalry between Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews will continue for at least the next nine seasons after the Chicago Blackhawks pair inked matching 8-year, $84 million contracts last week to remain in The Windy City.
Their personal competition doesn’t just take place on the ice, but off it, as well.
At last summer’s Blackhawks Convention, the two took part in a dance-off during one panel, with the captain breaking out the moonwalk and “Showtime!” going with the patented Kaner shuffle. While Toews deserved bonus points just for breaking away from his usual Captain Serious mood, Kane played it perfectly doing his thing to get under the skin of his buddy.
Round 2 took place on Saturday during the 2014 Convention and once again, Kane defended his title:
You have to admire how Kane takes his time to assess the situation before fully diving right into his patented shuffle. He also freshened it up, adding the Lance Stephenson/blow in the ear finish.
This went down during the “What It Takes” panel, talking about Stanley Cup champions and Conn Smythe winners. New Blackhawks center Brad Richards was also involved but refrained from any dancing.
Obviously next season Kane and Toews need to continue their Mickey Ward/Arturo Gatti-esque trilogy with one final dance-off during its own hour-long panel. Kris Versteeg, if he’s still a Blackhawk in a year, can play the role of MC.
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