Cam Ward an insurance policy in goal for Blackhawks

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The 2017-18 Blackhawks crumbled when Crawford’s season ended in late December. Details of his injury are murky at best, and updates have been just as dubious. For example, before last month’s draft, coach Joel Quenneville said: Reports are he’s doing well. A lot of guys are training in Chicago, and we expect him soon. I think Craig Conroy Jersey he’s going to be fine going into camp. Quenneville also added that Crawford had not been on the ice yet.

An encouraging sign is that the Blackhawks announced Crawford will be attending their annual fan convention in late Malik Jefferson Jersey July, which should mark the first time the three-time Cup winner speaks to the media in months. Nevertheless, there’s still enough uncertainty for the Blackhawks to bring on a dependable backup.

All the Blackhawks need right now is a placeholder in case Crawford isn’t ready to come back. That’s exactly what Ward is. The cap hit works because the Blackhawks were self-eliminated from any big free-agent derbies (like James van Riemsdyk). The best part is the term: one year. Chicago doesn’t need to worry about being hamstrung by a long contract. His presence doesn’t roadblock the development of Forsberg, either.

San Antonio also reportedly may want to include a bad contract in the deal to get some cap relief. In addition they are looking for a package resembling either the Paul George or Kyrie Irving deals which occurred in 2017.

This all comes on the heels of Leonard asking to be traded before the draft due to the way the Spurs both handled his injury last season and how his teammates and coach addressed the issue in the media.

The two-time All-NBA forward played just nine games last season but remains the premier two-way player in the league.

Taranto settled for sarcastically calling Barr the porcine poet. Sporting News’ very own Bob Verdi joked about Barr’s considerable breadbasket and replaced almost every mention of her name with the Miss Piggy moniker before dishing his meanest metaphor: a three-way comparison between Barr, the Yankees and cash cows. Even Sports Illustrated’s Tim Kurkjian, an almost criminally polite human being, led his Aug. 6 story with The Fat Lady sang. Actually, she screeched. By the time the sun had risen in San Diego on July 26, local radio callers started demanding boycotts of Barr’s show. According to the Los Angeles Times, phrases like obnoxious pig and disgusting joke graced the San Diego airwaves.