Hawks' Emery Could Be Somewhere Else In 2013-14: Ray Emery, who is an unrestricted free agent this summer, could have a new address after the Blackhawks signed Finnish goaltender Antti Raanta on Tuesday, ESPN Chicago reports. (Updated 6/3/13)
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Ray Emery has been pivotal in helping the Blackhawks the last couple of years, especially this season as Chicago registered the best record in the NHL. Corey Crawford, though, is the future for the Blackhawks in goal. Emery missed the first series of this season's playoffs because of a lower-body injury, but returned to back up Crawford to start the Western Conference semifinals. If things swing that way, Emery will be sure to get offered a nice contract somewhere else after registering a 17-1 record along with a .922 save percentage and a 1.94 goals against average and three shutouts. (Updated 6/3/13).
06/03/2013 16:47 Hawks' Emery Could Be Somewhere Else In 13-14
Emery, who is an unrestricted free agent this summer, could have a new address after the Blackhawks signed Finnish goaltender Antti Raanta on Tuesday, ESPN Chicago reports.
Ray Emery was a life saver for the Blackhawks last year when starting goalie, Corey Crawford, hit a rut several times during the season. In fact, there was a point in December (and another near the trade deadline) when it looked like he'd stolen the starter's gig. He couldn't sustain it, but he was in goal for the most games (34) since his 58 in 2006-07. He's healthy and as he gets stronger, he should be able to string together longer spurts of success. He's still the back-up, but he'll push Crawford again. Daily leaguers need to pick up both men to avoid an ulcer. And smart drafters will stash him for the possibility he really presses Crawford. (Updated 8/14/12)