Esposito: Crawford played 'very solid' last year

Esposito: Crawford played 'very solid' last year
September 27, 2013, 10:00 pm
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 By Charlie Roumeliotis

From one Stanley Cup champion goaltender to another, Tony Esposito believes Corey Crawford responded well following a year in which the current Blackhawks goalie was hounded by critics.

"I'm very happy for him," Esposito said on SportsTalk Live Friday. "As we all know, there was a big question mark with him and we were worried cause the year before we had problems in net. I think he played very solid."

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And Esposito doesn't think Crawford was just a one-year wonder.

He said Crawford, who was rewarded with a six-year contract extension this summer, has already proved himself as an NHL goaltender.

"The guy has proven to be an NHL quality goalie," Esposito said. "I think that our goaltending is not going to be a problem this year."

You can check out the rest of Esposito's comments in the video above.