Chicago Blackhawks Insider: Revisiting the Marty Turco Discussion

December 4th, 2010 by Bryan Dietzler Leave a reply »
Some time ago, I had written an article about whether or not Chicago Blackhawks goalie Marty Turco was the right person to have in the net for the Blackhawks.  As I had expected, I received a lot criticism for my thoughts on Turco and his struggles in the net.  At that time I am sure that it was well-warranted.

Now, Blackhawks fans can’t seem to get enough of having goalie Corey Crawford in the net.  The Blackhawks put him in as the net minder in the November 26 game against Anaheim (his last time in the net before that was on November 20) and left him in the net for three straight games.  When Chicago put him they won three straight games.

During that three game winning streak, Crawford had a total of 75 saves and allowed seven goals.  His save percentage (on average) in those three games was .908 which is pretty good (Turco’s save percentage in his last three games was .887).  The Blackhawks have obviously liked what they saw in Crawford, so they made the switch.

Now, we come to last night’s game against the Vancouver Canucks.  The Blackhawks decided to put Turco back in the net and see what ...

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