Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks are in the midst of a season high 5 game winning streak, and no matter what we all think about the winning streak, it sure looks like we have a lot of thanking to do for Corey Crawford on a daily basis!
Corey Crawford stats all look amazing this season, and no matter which way you slice it the NHL needs to start recognizing what a great goalie #50 is for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Sure you can make charts and graphs up anyway you like it to prove your point, but here is one that a Toronto Maple Leaf fan made that shows how good Crawford has been.
GSAA per 60.
— Sean Tierney (@ChartingHockey) December 19, 2017
Here is some more numbers from the NHL network on what kind of season Crawford is having for the Chicago Blackhawks.
— Blackhawk Up (@Blackhawk_Up) December 19, 2017
The thing about Crawford that I read someone on Twitter saying that is very true, is the fact that he continue to improve from year to year. He’s a much better goalie than he was when he first came into the NHL, and I believe he’s a better goalie than he was even during his first Stanley Cup run.
If Crawford maintains this level of play this year, he will have to be in the running for the Vezina trophy, and more importantly keep the Blackhawks in playoff contention.
Here are some morning links to start your Gameday!
The Chicago Blackhawks hit the road tonight in Dallas to faceoff against the Stars (Blackhawks)
Corey Crawford’s stats place him at the top of the NHL right now (Tribune)
Chicago Sports franchises team up to fight against violence (Madhouse Enforcer)
Here are three things to watch in tonight’s contest from Dallas (CSN)
Who should the Penguins trade for next (Pro Hockey Talk)
The Arena Deal in New York is a massive win for the Islanders (Sportsnet)
How in the world did the Minnesota Wild score 6 goals (Pioneer Press)
Is Embellishment a silly rule to have in the NHL (Predlines)
Will New arena effect John Tavares decision (TSN)