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09-03-2013, 04:37 PM
Blue Blooded
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Originally Posted by Blue Blooded View Post
My nomination for worst contract of the summer.

Crawford is 21st over the past 3 years in 5v5 Sv%.
He will have the 7th highest cap hit among goalies.

For reference the Sharks are paying 4th place Niemi $3.8M. Niemi who incidentally the Hawks walked away from in 2010.
I want to retract this statement. The contract is bad, but I'm not sure it is worse than either of the contracts for the deadly duo of Clarkson/Bozak.

I does carry the greater risk though. You can hide an underperforming forward in the lineup, you can't hide an underperforming goalie.

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