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04-27-2014, 05:05 PM
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Corey Crawford is a beauty.

Regardless of what happened last year or what happens the rest of the playoffs this year.

Regardless of whether he never makes an Olympic team or wins a Vezina.

The way that Crawford came back after those devastating endings to Games 1 and 2 to put the Hawks in position to steal this series is mighty, mighty impressive.

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Crawford is a great goalie, and he steps his game up in the playoffs.

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He did great.

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'A mediocre goalie on a great team' my ass

The guy has better PO numbers than Jonathan Quick.

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43 playoff games, 2 GAA, .925 SV%

But yeah he sucks

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Dude was as good as any netminder in the NHL in the second, and the Blues could've buried us there.

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I don't care what the final score says ... Corey Crawford stole that game for the Hawks with his play in the second.

His numbers this series were really, really good.

What's more is he proved how strong he is mentally. Many a goalies would have folded after giving up back-to-back overtime goals to start the playoffs.

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Crow is a playoff hero.

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43 playoff games, 2 gaa, .925 sv%

but yeah he sucks
.926 SV%, actually.

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04-27-2014, 05:38 PM
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Crow was a ****ing stud today.

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Definitely shut up his haters today.

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Have to say it; he reminds me a bit of JS Giguere in his prime...more of a technique goalie then an athletic one, sometimes so-so lateral movement, but fills to net well. Mentally is where he exceeds though, b/c he battles hard, and does well in pressure situations, and doesn't get too scrambled. Really, he is made for playoff hockey, IMO.

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04-27-2014, 06:44 PM
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I am not a Crawdaddy fan. Even cheering for Rannta to take the ship eventually.


But have to give credit when credit is due. Crawford has kept me quiet most of the year and certainly during his last two playoff series.

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Definitely shut up his haters today.

Unfortunately, only until the next "weak" goal or loss.

Personally, I think the guy is money and I love him. No one else I'd rather have on the Hawks.

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His cap hit is a tad higher than I'd prefer, but I'm not losing sleep over it. He's one of my favorite Hawks for sure. The hate he gets around here is absolutely ridiculous. Maybe we should trade him for Ryan Miller.

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Another elimination game win for Crawford.

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definitely worked his ****ing nuts off

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With all the dumb penalties we took, his play on the PK was basically invaluable. Great start to the playoffs for him.

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He's money in the playoffs. He could've folded the tent after the first two games, but instead he stole games for us.

I thought last year he should've won the Conn Smythe and if things go how we and the Hawks want them to he's the Conn Smythe now too thus far.

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04-27-2014, 08:26 PM
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He's money in the playoffs. He could've folded the tent after the first two games, but instead he stole games for us.

I thought last year he should've won the Conn Smythe and if things go how we and the Hawks want them to he's the Conn Smythe now too thus far.
As good as Crawford has been, I'm not so sure he's the frontrunner for the Hawks at the moment. Toews has 3 GWG's in the series to go along with 4 assists. Kane, Keith and Seabrook are all PPG or higher as well. The guys that needed to step up in this series did.

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04-27-2014, 08:30 PM
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He has improved so much in so many different areas its mind boggling.

Man I'm proud he's our goalie!

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He had pretty good first two games. He said he had to be better and that's exactly what he did. Very impressive first round for Corey. The whole hawks team just seems so composed and know exactly what they have to do individually to win. Down 2-0, "been there done that, no biggie." Insane.

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I think the one thing that stuck out to me the most was how well he played the puck all series. He took away a lot of dump ins.

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I think the one thing that stuck out to me the most was how well he played the puck all series. He took away a lot of dump ins.
He starting doing a lot of that in the cup run last year. Really adds another dimension to his game.

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He starting doing a lot of that in the cup run last year. Really adds another dimension to his game.
I think it's been ever since the end of his rookie year. Clearly did a lot of work with Turco (puckhandling was the one thing Turco was still good at). Something I don't see mentioned very often.

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