Bettman: '... Conn Smythe Trophy Winner Is Jonathan Toews'; Blackhawks: 'Oh No!'

The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. Hooooray! Celebrate!

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Next year, however, they're in salary cap hell. According to TSN's James Duthie, the bonus Jonathan Toews gets for winning the Conn Smythe Trophy will go against the salary cap. Via Twitter:

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Toews gets a 1.3 million bonus for winning Conn. Because Chi was at cap, it will count against next year, so add that to their cap issues.

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If this report is true, it means the Blackhawks are currently over the expected salary cap for 2010-2011 by a little less than $100,000. That's with 14 players under contract and two restricted free agents they need to sign to new deals.

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Yikes. Better enjoy that parade, 'Hawks fans.

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