Blackhawks teammate burns Toews after captain agrees to massive deal
JUL 09, 2014 5:01p ET
Which really bugs him, apparently.
"I don't like it at all," he told the New York Times last year. "Guys have known for a few years that's how they can push my buttons."
Apparently, teammate Patrick Sharp is one of the guys in the know. After Toews and forward Patrick Kane signed matching $84 million deals on Wednesday, Sharp took to Twitter to give his captain a shot:
That's it, Sharpie, hit him where it hurts.
Apparently, Sharp has a prior history as a prankster:
"There is nobody that is more fun to pick on than Johnny Toews," Sharp told NHL.com. "I guess I have the reputation of giving guys a hard time in the locker room, and Toews is my No. 1 target all the time."
That kidding has reportedly led to the demise of a hockey stick or golf club in the past, but eventually Toews comes around and is able to laugh it off.
"Maybe my nickname is getting stretched out a bit, but, hey, I don't mind it," Toews said to the league's website. "If you can make fun of yourself a little bit, then it's great."
Then again, that anecdote doesn't exactly speak to his easy-going nature -- though it does exist:
With news of the deal, Blackhawks fans can relax -- even if their two-time champion leader decides not to.
[h/t: The Score for the story]