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Corey Crawford joins the Blackhawks All-Decade Team

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Corey Crawford joins the Blackhawks All-Decade Team

Throughout the 2019-20 season, NBC Sports Chicago will be unveiling its Blackhawks All-Decade Team. The roster will feature the 14 forwards, 7 defensemen and two goaltenders that made the biggest impact on the franchise from the 2010 through 2019 seasons.

Two Stanley Cups (2013, 2015), third most franchise wins (251), third most saves (12,244) and always under-appreciated. Corey Crawford may trail Tony Esposito and Glen Hall respectively in both categories, but he's logged a higher career save percentage (.917) and goals-against average (2.45) than the pair of Hawks legends.

Crawford, a positionally sound goalie who can flash the leather with a reliable glove, was selected by the Hawks in the second round at No. 52 overall in the 2003 NHL Draft.

Corey spent the majority of his 471 games with the Hawks since 2006 keeping them in games other goalies wouldn't be able to and battling back, getting better and better in any given contest, after he's given up a goal or two he'd like back.

The Montreal native could have taken the 2013 Conn Smythe (playoff MVP) trophy away from Patrick Kane after he posted a 1.84 goals-against average and .932 save percentage to backstop the Blackhawks to their second Stanley Cup title in four seasons.

After leading the Hawks to Game 7 the Western Conference final the following year, Crawford came up big for Chicago once again in the 2015 playoffs, recording a 2.31 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage to help the Windy City hoist the cup for a third time in six seasons.

Crawford even pitched a 25-save, Stanley-Cup clinching 2-0 shutout in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final at the United Center against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The 35-year-old veteran goalie is a two-time NHL All-Star (2015, 2017) and was on Team Canada's World Cup of Hockey championship squad in 2016.

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Blackhawks reportedly trade goalie Robin Lehner to Golden Knights

Blackhawks reportedly trade goalie Robin Lehner to Golden Knights

First reported by TSN's Darren Dreger, the Chicago Blackhawks traded goalie Robin Lehner to the Vegas Golden Knights. TSN's Chris Johnson reported the Hawks will receive a second-round pick and a prospect.  Dreger also tweeted that goalie Malcolm Subban would be going to Chicago in the trade. Subban has an .890 save percentage in 19 starts with the Golden Knights this season. 

Lehner signed a one-year, $5 million free-agent contract with Chicago the past offseason, making him an unrestricted free agent after this year. 

The 28-year-old netminder - who was a Vezina Trophy finalist last year with the New York Islanders - was 16-10-5 as a Hawk this season with 3.01 goals-against average, a .918 save percentage and zero shutouts.

Lehner and Chicago goalie Corey Crawford had been evenly splitting the net for the Blackhawks. Crawford has a 2.80 goals-against average, a .915 save percentage and one shutout this season. 

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Blackhawks trade Erik Gustafsson to Flames ahead of NHL deadline

Blackhawks trade Erik Gustafsson to Flames ahead of NHL deadline

The Blackhawks traded defenseman Erik Gustafsson to the Calgary Flames per Sportsnet's Eric Francis. Francis later tweeted Chicago's return for Gustafsson was a third-round pick. 

The puck-carrying defenseman had 26 points (six goals, 20 assists) with the Hawks this season after finishing last year with a career-high 60 points (17 goals, 43 assists). 

The 27-year-old blueliner carries a $1.2 million cap hit and will become an unrestricted free agent after this season. 

The Swede had 116 points (28 goals, 88 assists) in four seasons with the Blackhawks after being selected No. 93 overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. 

Gustafsson admitted his uncertain future was weighing on him in Chicago this season. 

"I don't know how I can't block it away," Gustafsson told NBC Sports Chicago earlier this month. "At the start of the year I was nervous going in, if I'm going to sign here or if I'm going to be traded or something like that. I think that just affected my game and I was thinking about that instead of thinking about my game on the ice."

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