Originally Posted by Big Ev
I'd take Anderson, but I feel these guys will be teammates prettay, prettaaay, prettaaaay, soon.
Interesting.....Anderson back to Chicago to make room for Bishop/Lehner?
I would take Crawford here, as I am personally a believer in him bouncing back this season. His career is extremely similar to Jimmy Howard (look it up it's kind of creepy), and Howard bounced back after struggling as a sophomore.
That's all well and good, but it's not really proof. Crawford was great for the last month of the season, a combined 1.85 GAA and .921 Sv% while going 8-1-2 in March and April. He was also pretty good in the playoffs, although he let in a couple soft-ish goals at bad times, overall his games were good.
Even playing as poorly as he did for most of last season, he won 30 times in only 57 games, and 33 times in 57 games the year before on a weaker Hawks team. If he does bounce back like I'm expecting, he could get into the 65 starts range and that could equal 40 wins.
If I didn't believe so much in Crawford's improvement this season I would have no problem taking Anderson, and if you don't buy into Crawford there's nothing wrong with grabbing Anderson. But personally if I had the choice it would be Crawford.
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