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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- The Magic Number 200

By Keith Schultz
Apr 21, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) makes a save in the game against the St. Louis Blues during the third period in game five of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 21, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) makes a save in the game against the St. Louis Blues during the third period in game five of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! Corey Crawford hit a pretty impressive milestone on Sunday night, and now he’s in some real exclusive company. 

The Chicago Blackhawks have some great heritage when it come to goalies, and yet with all of those great names and players in Chicago Blackhawks history, only 4 goalies have hit the 200 win plateau while wearing a Hawks jersey.

When I started watching the Blackhawks Murray Bannerman was the man with old man Tony Esposito as his back up.  Granted, Pat Foley made Bannerman sound like a superhero in net especially when you only were listening on the radio, Bannerman’s record really isn’t as impressive as the Foley sound bites.

If you talk to my Father’s generation, they mostly think Esposito was the best because of all of his shutouts and his longevity in Chicago, but he never could make enough saves to hoist the Stanley Cup in Chicago.  When you look at Blackhawks goalie records Esposito holds most of them.

The one record Tony O doesn’t hold is most Stanley Cups won as the Chicago Blackhawks starting goalie which does belongs to Corey Crawford who as we all know has won 2 Cups.

Hitting 200 wins though is huge when you look at the list.  Tony Esposito, Glenn Hall, and Ed Belfour are all in the Hockey Hall of Fame.  When looking at Crawford’s career at the present moment I don’t see him as a Hall of Famer, but a few more cups and 100 more wins could be all he needs to seal the deal.

I’m all for more wins starting tonight when Tampa visits the United Center tonight, so here are some morning links to start your morning.

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