Just goes to show that the NHL is a 'what have you done for me lately' league. I would think that a Stanley Cup Championship no more than two years ago would count as 'lately', but it seems time has changed that statue of limitations. 5 days on the market? Come one, come all! Would have thought the Blackhawks would be asking for more. Seems like a pretty cap conscious move. Can't be considered good distribution of funds to be paying $36 million over 6 years for a guy with missing arm. Send out the search team, we got to find this guy's glove hand. I would think you could just place him on long term IR, but it seems that Crawford is playing through it. Not really fair to put Crawford's sexual preference on blast. I don't think his proclivity for "sucking balls" takes away from his resume, but who knows? Chicago is pretty close to Indiana. These issues all seem curable to me. $36 million over the life of a contract should be enough to buy a pretty nice ranch style home, who likes stairs anyway? Not really fair to wait until Crawford leaves to put some Tito's vodka on the payroll. Seems like kind of a lateral move. One would think they would make a hell of a one-two punch. They seem to compliment each other better rather well when they aren't falling down the stairs together.
Got to say, I was pretty sold until I went back the headline. Anything with '4' instead of 'for' always gets my skepticism churning. Too bad. He would have fit in great on the beer league team, no question of alcohol there. Hope this failed trade doesn't destroy team morale heading onto the biggest stage in hockey. Can't imagine your worth being compared to a couple veggies and a bad hangover is much of a boost in confidence.
P.S. Seems like a flawed marketing plan to not capture his good side...