Corey Crawford has become the goaltender of the present for the Chicago Blackhawks last year and was successful in his first full campaign. Entering his second year as starting goalie, the expectations for Crawford will be heightened.
To be a finalist for the Vezina Trophy is a tremendous honor and is a tough task to accomplish. The Blackhawks will make Crawford into a top goalie by their play, but with Crawford's skill, he could reach that accomplishment this year.
So here are five reasons that Crawford will be a finalist for the Vezina Trophy.