With the NHL trade deadline just 10 days away, any team that thinks it has a shot at the Stanley Cup is going to be desperate to address any major weaknesses. And while the Chicago Blackhawks are among the most talented teams in the league, they have one major shortcoming: goaltending.
The Hawks have given the majority of starts this year to Corey Crawford, and he has not risen to the occasion. Before yesterday's 4-2 win against the Rangers, Crawford was 0-4-1 in his previous five starts, giving up 19 goals during that span.
Both Crawford and backup Ray Emery have save percentages below .900 and goals-against averages above 2.8.
If the Blackhawks want to make a deep playoff run, they will need to get a better goalie on their roster.
And, as Jeremy Roenick put it on The Waddle and Silvy Show on ESPN 1000, "If you really want a top end goaltender, you need to give up somebody."
With that, here are three reasons why that somebody should be Patrick Kane.