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04-22-2013, 03:02 AM
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Originally Posted by stahl View Post
Shouldn't Crawford get the same treatment? He's exceeded all expectations that pretty much anyone had on him this year and he still gets dumped on.

If before the season you were told that he would be 18-4-5 with top 5 GAA and a save percentage over .920 going into the final four games of the season, I doubt anyone would have anything bad to say.
If you take everything in a nut shell and out of context then sure it looks great. However when you add in all the factors it doesn't look as good.

Firstly, his numbers are better, as are Emerys because the team is much better in front of them. Keith and Hammer are playing better then they have since 2010, both playing well on both ends but especially on the back end. Leddy has improved his game well and Rosival is better then O'Donnell or Montador.

The PK is much improved, from bottom 10 last year to top 5 this year. Personal has a lot to do with it, already spoke about the D, Frolik and Kruger look great, Handzus is good in that area, Saad looks nice and Bolland, Hossa, and Toews are their usual good selves. Plus the system is better, much more active and aggressive instead of sitting back like lots of last year.

Lastly Crawfords play has been trending down lately. His numbers a few weeks ago where top 5 in both GAA and SV% and he was playing to match those numbers. Lately his play and his numbers have dropped, meanwhile Emerys play and numbers have been improving.

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