By | July 9, 2015

Today, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane inked themselves some pretty hefty contract extensions, with each earning $10.5 million annually for the next eight years. Cue the hot takes.

If you thought I was about to showcase a take from a Chicago area writer, your heart is in the right place, but unfortunately, you’re wrong. Yes, it’s true, today’s hottest Kane-Toews extension take came from none other than the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi.

Obviously looking to generate some discussion in a relatively uneventful Flyers off-season, Carchidi used this opportunity to muse on what the contract extensions mean for Claude Giroux:

This, my friends, is such a subtle hot take that it almost goes completely unnoticed. But make no mistake — this one is piping hot. See, Carchidi pretty much implies that there was a point in time when Giroux’s contract was unacceptable.

And he makes a good point. What team in their right mind would pay a Hart Trophy finalist over $8 million per year — especially one that should probably be tradedbecause of buttgate?

Luckily for us, Kane and Toews make more money, and Carchidi was kind enough to let us know our outrage over the Giroux contract can be dialed back. Thanks, Sammy.