A lot with Crawford will depend on how this year goes. But I tend to think he is either a starter or he is retired. In either case, I think he is with the Hawks all season (either playing or on IR/LTIR)
I know Columbus and Calgary have soutions in place, but what did Edmonton and Ottawa do?
I like Crawford and I'm going to miss him. I like him because he was the perfect team for Chicago. He was a back up during their first cup, but then won the other two as a starter. I NEVER saw him as a starter, but he was good enough. He was never great or flashy, but he was good enough and more importantly CONSISTENT. Niemi NEVER recaptured that magic on any other team, proving the players in front did most of the heavy lifting. But goes to show that that's all a contender needs, a goalie to do his job. For example Jordan Benignton. He stood on his head of St. Louis, but the question is, can he replicate that? Aside from Hasek, I haven't seen another goalie that can or has.