By John Vogl
PHILADELPHIA -- Patrick Kane is already regarded as one of hockey's elite players. He could be on the verge of being one of the richest, too.
Kane and Chicago teammate Jonathan Toews, who become free agents after the 2014-15 season, have started renegotiation talks with the Blackhawks. According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, they've kicked off the bargaining at $12 million per season.
The top yearly contracts in the NHL belong to Washington's Alex Ovechkin, who makes just more than $9.5 million per season, and Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin, who averages $9.5 million.
Kane and Toews are both finishing five-year, $31.5 million deals.