and who would have thought it would be the Blackhawks doing it?
For the life of me, I can't remember this happening in Chicago since the dawn of free agency - in any sport.
Perhaps we could point to the Bulls in the late 80s or early 90s when Jordan and Pippen signed extensions off their original rookie deals...but I could be off on that.
It hasn't happened with either baseball team.
The Bears have been good at extending core players in the Jerry Angelo-Lovie Smith era, but there was never a comparable group that signed together.