Blackhawks: Five options for the team’s goaltending in 2022-23

By Jimmy Lynch
Kevin Lankinen #32, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Darcy Kuemper #35, Arizona Coyotes
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Darcy Kuemper

I almost did not put Kuemper on the list. But for the Chicago Blackhawks Kuemper would be a great goalie to follor Fleury in Chicago. Kuemper is 32 years old right now and is about to play with the Colorado Avalanche one of the best teams in hockey. If Chicago could steal their starter this coming offseason that would be ideal for the team.

Kuemper made the Arizona Coyotes more competitive when he was in net, and he would do the same for the Blackhawks with Lankinen around as well to take the net should Kuemper fall to injury. Kuemper might be the most expensive contract out of everyone on this list, but I do think he is one of the more intriguing players to consider.

Alexandar Georgiev

Georgiev is young at 26 years old he still has potential to become a starting goalie in this league. Chicago could add Georgiev just because the two goalies, Lankinen and Georgiev would make a great young duo to roll out for years to come.

Georgiev has struggled with consistency in the past, but that is something having another solid goalie in Lankinen could help with. New York probably won’t have the money to keep him as they have their goalie in Igor Shesterkin signed for the next four seasons at a high 5.6 million dollar number.

If New York is looking to move a solid young goalie than Chicago could consider adding him either during the deadline or before the free agency period begins next offseason.