The Chicago Blackhawks don’t look great after Robin Lehner signed his extension with Vegas.
The Chicago Blackhawks might have a new goalie in between the pipes during the 2020-21 season but that hasn’t been determined yet. There have been rumors about a contract extension for Corey Crawford but it all remains unclear. One thing that is clear is that they mishandled the Robin Lehner situation. The Hawks couldn’t get anything worked out with him so they traded him to the Vegas Golden Knights. Now, he signed a very team-friendly contract extension with them and the Hawks don’t look very good as a result.
It is an extension that carries a cap hit of five million dollars a year for five years. That is an outstanding contract for a goalie of his caliber. He will give you Vezina caliber goaltending as long as he stays healthy so this contract really is awesome. Most of the goalies that are similar in terms of numbers are on way more lucrative contracts.