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What is Corey Crawford’s Future With Chicago Blackhawks

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Apr 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) warms up before the start of the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Now Crawford’s contract could be a hindrance if the Blackhawks do actually try to move him. In the heat of the moment, my thoughts are that they will move him. What happens in reality could be something different.
So the question will be posed to you?
What is Corey Crawford Future with the Blackhawks?

    • The Blackhawks have replacements: Scott Darling is getting the start in Game three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals for a reason. The duo of Darling and Antti Raanta could be able to replace Crawford in the offseason. Darling for his time with the Blackhawks was nine and four with .936 save percentage and 1.94 goals against average. In the AHL this season he was 14-8 with a .927 save percentage and 2.20 goals against average. Darling also set a playoff record by not allowing a goal in 67:44 of ice time. Meanwhile Raanta was 13-5 with a .897 save percentage and 2.71 goals against average. For his career with the Blackhawks, he is 20-9 with a .912 save percentage and 2.41 goals against average. At Rockford Raanta was 8-1 with .918 save percentage and 2.39 goals against average.

The Blackhawks need salary cap space: The Blackhawks are entering the third level of salary cap hell and will need to free up some space for next season. Crawford earned 6.5 million this season and will earn near six million a year for the next five years. Scott Darling is going to earn 587,500 over the next two seasons and Raanta is going to earn 750,000. If the Blackhawks can move Crawford’s contract, they might not have to shed other players in the offseason.

Now Crawford’s contract could be a hindrance if the Blackhawks do actually try to move him. In the heat of the moment, my thoughts are that they will move him. What happens in reality could be something different.

So the question will be posed to you?

What is Corey Crawford Future with the Blackhawks?

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