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12-06-2011, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by bozak911 View Post
I'm still not sold on Chicago being perennial contenders. Crawford is sub-par and Keith is being played 30 minutes a night in order to attempt to cover up the other D.

When this catches up to Keith, I expect them to slide a bit just like they did last season...
Crawford is pretty average, he stops most of the shots he's supposed to, some he shouldn't, and lets in a few softies. I wouldn't be surprised if they miss the playoffs a once or twice over the next 5 years, but they'll probably only miss by one spot if they do. The fact is, Toews and Kane are only getting better. It's hard to remember that they're both only 23 and on decent contracts until 2014-2015. Hossa and Sharp are older, but not that old. The team has a legitimate top pairing on defense as well. A team with Toews, Kane, Sharp, Hossa, Keith, Seabrook, and average goaltending should make the playoffs.

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