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by Paul on 05/14/14 at 01:38 PM ET
from Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Sun-Times,
Corey Crawford could throw his body in front of a bullet, and somebody would question his glove hand.
That’s how it is for the guy, who might be the best most-abused goalie in the NHL. There is no Most Valuable Abused Goalie Award, but maybe there should be. Throughout his career, Crawford has had to fight off pucks from opponents and silly criticism from Blackhawks fans.
I bring this up for what feels
like the 100th time because Crawford was spectacular in the Hawks’ 2-1 overtime victory Tuesday in Game 6 against the Minnesota Wild.
Patrick Kane scored the game-winner to earn the Hawks a return trip to the Western Conference finals because that’s what Kane does. But Crawford was so good — and has been so good the last two seasons — that another defense is in order. By all rights, he shouldn’t need any defense at all. His 2013 Stanley Cup ring would seem to be a filibuster.
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