Corey Crawford has been seen in months. Hasn't practiced. Everyone had written him off. The Oilers packed their big travel suitcase for the bubble anticipating a long stay.
This is a game changer. Without Crawford, it's time to talk yourself into 12.5% of Lafreniere. With him, that series price bet looks decent. There's a glimmer of hope. He's the day 1 starter. Someone sent me this poll from the Daily Herald guy
Buddy, I'd rather have a blindfolded Corey Crawford with no practices under his belt and bad case of diarrhea than Malcom Subban. Crawford gives the team a real chance because at his peak he is one of the best goalies in the league and he can make up for some of the defensive deficiencies.
I was feeling pretty down about the Hawks a week away from the series opener against Edmonton. Then in a matter of days the Hawks added Toews as a full participant, Cal de Haan is saying he feels good, and Murphy is back as well. The Hawks defense is a problem, but I do like the top 4 defense. Keith-Boqvist and de Haan-Murphy are good enough to get the job done. Just needs to be a better team effort from the forwards helping out. With a full roster this team has a shot. I'll go to battle in a biodome with Kane, Toews, Keith, and Crawford any day, any time, and like our chances. Let's go. Once more into the breach. Join. Or. Die.