Per reports, the Chicago Blackhawks have offered Corey Crawford a one-year deal worth $3,500,000 per season.
Fans have been calling for Crawford to be re-signed for another season, especially after how well he played for the better part of the playoffs. Fans forget he missed most of the summer training camp due to him having COVID-19. He was at a disadvantage from the start.
Is $3,500,000 the right amount to offer Crawford? I was expecting them to go a little lower, but that is still a solid deal for him. Chances are, he wouldn’t be offered much more by any other team and this is one of the best chances he has to win something. The other top teams who have a chance to be Stanley Cup contenders have an equal or better goalie to Crawford.
Crawford has had some great moments in his career, including winning two Stanley Cups (2013, 2015). In Game 6 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, Crawford posted a shutout in a 2-0 win, which clinched his second Stanley Cup.
The 35-year-old is an unrestricted free agent. Will he re-sign with the Hawks? Does Crawford give it one more year in Chicago? Or does he test the market and see if he can get more somewhere else. If he doesn’t accept this deal, he has to be let go. They are in too much of a salary cap crunch this offseason to offer him more money.