The Chicago Blackhawks have apparently given Corey Crawford a contract extension offer.
The Chicago Blackhawks have given Corey Crawford an offer on a contract extension according to Scott Powers of “The Athletic”. It is rumored, according to Powers, to be for one year at 3.5 million dollars. This is an interesting deal and one that doesn’t make much sense for the Blackhawks at this time. They don’t really have a future number one goalie plan so it feels like they should give Crawford more than one year at this point. Scott Powers also tells us that the two sides will continue to negotiate terms.
Corey Crawford is going to be 36 when the season begins so saying he is on the back nine of his career is an understatement. That doesn’t mean he shouldn’t get at least a two-year deal as he has proven that he can still get it done for the Hawks. He split time with Robin Lehner in 2019-20 and they were both very good.