Blackhawks Prospects

4 Potential Corey Crawford Replacements In the Blackhawks’ System

By Tony Gianares
LINKOPING, SWEDEN - AUGUST 30: IFK Helsinki's goalkeeper Kevin Lankinen during the Champions Hockey League group stage game between Linkoping HC and IFK Helsinki on August 30, 2015 in Linkoping, Sweden. (Photo by Andreas Froberg/Linkoping HC/Champions Hockey League via Getty Images)
LINKOPING, SWEDEN - AUGUST 30: IFK Helsinki's goalkeeper Kevin Lankinen during the Champions Hockey League group stage game between Linkoping HC and IFK Helsinki on August 30, 2015 in Linkoping, Sweden. (Photo by Andreas Froberg/Linkoping HC/Champions Hockey League via Getty Images) /
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Corey Crawford is 34 years old and 2 concussions deep, so the Blackhawks need to be thinking about the future of the goaltending position.

They currently have a few promising goalie prospects in their system and one may end up being Crawford’s replacement.

As it stands right now, the Blackhawks have Corey Crawford and Collin Delia under contract heading into the 2019-20 NHL season.

Cam Ward performed much better than most people expected, including myself, so I will give him the credit he deserves. However, I don’t see the Blackhawks keeping Ward around next season.

The same thing goes for Anton Forsberg. Forsberg is currently a restricted free agent, but he did not really impress in his audition during the 2017-18 season. Forsberg doesn’t have much of a future here in Chicago or even Rockford.

There are a few talented goalies in the Blackhawks’ pipeline right now and they have been making some noise. There are currently 4 prospects in the system that can be potential starters. Let’s take a closer look at these potential Corey Crawford replacements.

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