Corey Crawford – Drafted in 2003, Moncton Wildcats
I will be the first to admit that I never had a lot of faith in Corey Crawford. I didn’t like that he stopped the difficult shots but let in the easy ones. It made me think he was mentally soft and unfocused.
When he was signed a six-year, $36 million deal, I thought the ’Hawks were in a world of trouble. Turns out he is mentally tough and has a pretty good contract now after two Stanley Cups. I wouldn’t prefer any other goalie for my team than Crawford.
Craig Anderson – Drafted in 2001, Guelph Storm
Anderson was drafted by the ’Hawks but didn’t become successful until his years with the Avalanche and Senators.
Anderson is a Park Ridge, Ill., native and comes back home during the offseason to hold goalie camps for local kids. Anderson has been a solid goalie in the NHL for many years and would serve as a great backup to Crawford.