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Quenneville's take on Crawford's struggles

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08:25 AM ET 07.12 | It's hard to blame the Blackhawks for chasing Martin Brodeur when it seemed he was available, but the Devils mainstay re-upped in New Jersey. Still, there is no indication they are beating the bushes to replace [Corey Crawford] with just anyone. ... So while the Hawks want the upgrade, they aren't ready to push Crawford aside. "I'm very comfortable and confident with Corey," Quenneville said. "You look at the history of goaltenders around the league ... there is a little bit of a bounce factor in that second year. A number of top goalies have had that career path. We anticipate Corey getting right back on track." Quenneville isn't wrong about the sophomore slump. It's been well documented.

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Joel Quenneville, Icon Sports Joel Quenneville, Icon Sports
July 12, 2012  08:49 AM ET

okay, this "bottom of the barrell scraping"....have we gotten to raw wood yet?

July 12, 2012  09:11 AM ET

And that is why Optimus Reim will bounce back in 2012-13, leading the glorious Maple Leafs to their first SC victory in ** years !!!

July 12, 2012  09:26 AM ET

Fluery for Toews!

July 12, 2012  09:29 AM ET

Well, that essentially squelches any talk of a goalie controversy in Chicago, doesn't it?

July 12, 2012  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

And that is why Optimus Reim will bounce back in 2012-13, leading the glorious Maple Leafs to their first SC victory in ** years !!!

**? Auto-bot won't let you say cajillion?

July 12, 2012  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Well, that essentially squelches any talk of a goalie controversy in Chicago, doesn't it?

who is their other goalie?

July 12, 2012  10:10 AM ET

i can respect joel's position - he really wanted to say we're F...k'd with corey in net and im going to lose my job because we couldn't get a real goal tender (do i win the captain obvious award of the day?)

July 12, 2012  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

who is their other goalie?

They really don't have one as Ray Ray is their backup.

July 12, 2012  10:16 AM ET

How comfortable can they be with Crawford if they were trying to trade for a 40 year old goalie on the downside of his career?

July 12, 2012  10:23 AM ET
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How comfortable can they be with Crawford if they were trying to trade for a 40 year old goalie on the downside of his career?

I agree. What's wrong with going the old school method of throwing millions of dollars and years at some bi-polar Russian?

July 12, 2012  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I agree. What's wrong with going the old school method of throwing millions of dollars and years at some bi-polar Russian?

why not...seemed to almost work for The Flyers....(small innocuous tweak)

July 12, 2012  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

why not...seemed to almost work for The Flyers.... (small innocuous tweak)

As opposed to my gigantic blatant tweak?

July 12, 2012  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I agree. What's wrong with going the old school method of throwing millions of dollars and years at some bi-polar Russian?

He's not bipolar. His mother had him tested.

July 12, 2012  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

He's not bipolar. His mother had him tested.

Tripolar?

July 12, 2012  11:06 AM ET

What? A Blackhawks story that does not involve Patrick Kane misbehaving?

July 12, 2012  11:36 AM ET
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What? A Blackhawks story that does not involve Patrick Kane misbehaving?

You're welcome to start one.

July 12, 2012  01:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

**? Auto-bot won't let you say cajillion?

LOL, couldnt spell it.

I just couldnt bring myself to type "46"

July 12, 2012  03:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

You're welcome to start one.

That was my limited attempt at it but ... no bites so far. I guess we'll have to go back to our default "Semin" story. That one never fails to arouse a reaction. ;-)

July 12, 2012  08:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Well, that essentially squelches any talk of a goalie controversy in Chicago, doesn't it?

After dumping the one that brought them there? Antti deserved another year at least so....

 
July 13, 2012  11:25 PM ET

So if the kings said you can have bernier, they'd say no? I don't buy it. He's just being politically correct through the media

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