Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Reasons Signing Ray Emery Made Sense

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Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Reasons Signing Ray Emery Made Sense
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Last week, the Chicago Blackhawks singed veteran goalie Ray Emery to a one-year, $600,000 contract.

Although Emery had a subpar preseason and there are concerns about his long-term health, Stan Bowman made the right decision for the Hawks.

Emery gives the Blackhawks a decent backup option for a number of reasons, and while a lot of backup NHL goalies are making more than $1 million in salary, Emery is a very affordable option.  

There certainly are reasons to keep him around, and here are a few.   

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