Chicago Blackhawks: Has Corey Crawford Earned the No. 1 Spot?

November 29th, 2010 by Mary Ann Reitano Leave a reply »
Well Hawks fans, the Circus Trip is over and the boys are home for a while, bringing a successful 4-2 record back with them. They now play in the Madhouse for a four game home stretch, which is certainly an early Christmas present for season ticket holders.

The buzz from the Circus Trip can be summed up in one name, Corey Crawford.  The Hawks No. 2 goaltender, behind Marty Turco, made quite an argument to coaches and fans alike that he deserves consideration for the No. 1 spot.  With his solid play, strong net presence and calmness under pressure, he is ready.

His performances on the Circus Trip has given many Hawk fans something to talk about.  While Marty Turco has been doing an admirable job in net, there is a consensus among Hawk fans, and even a few columnists, that Turco may be trying too hard, attempting to be too flashy or is even having difficulties adjusting to a different style of play.  

Many, even here on B/R, have felt that team chemistry has been lacking, due in large part to the exodus of so many key players in the off season.  Yet, the last two games have showed a stronger, tougher and more ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by


Comments are closed.