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Former Blackhawks Goalie Antti Raanta: I Wanted Us To Get Swept In Playoffs

Former Chicago Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta sounds just a bit salty how his final days with the Stanley Cup champs played out. Raanta was the primary backup behind Corey Crawford for much of last season, but he lost his spot to Scott Darling when the playoffs rolled around. Darling ended up filling in for Crawford in the opening round and leading the Blackhawks past the Nashville...
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Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta rooted against Blackhawks during playoffs

Antti Raanta might have been a little too honest during a recent interview with a Finnish newspaper. The goaltender, who was traded by the Blackhawks to the Rangers in June, said that he was so angry about being demoted during his final days in the Windy City that he was pulling for the team to lose in the first round of the playoffs. "I was really hoping Nashville would beat us...
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Raanta rooted against Blackhawks in playoffs, tees off on former club

Antti Raanta was admittedly angry with seeing his workload dwindle last season as the Chicago Blackhawks were making their bid for their third Stanley Cup title in six years.Once seen as a threat to supplant Corey Crawford for the starting goaltender's role, Raanta had fallen behind Scott Darling on the depth chart. The 26-year-old Raanta wasn't enamored with his situation and openly...
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Report: Antii Raanta wanted Blackhawks to lose in playoffs

It has been a few months since the Blackhawks won the Cup, but it doesn’t mean some players aren’t still thinking about their playoff run. Antti Raanta, part-time back up goaltender to the Blackhawks last year, was quoted as saying, “With fingers crossed I hoped Nashville would beat us (CHI) in four so I could get back to Finland sooner. I was so pissed.” This information...
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New Rangers back-up Antti Raanta talks marriage, new team

It's been a hectic offseason for Antti Raanta The 26-year-old goaltender hoisted the Stanley Cup as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks on June 15, only to learn 12 days later that he had been traded to the New York Rangers. The timing was tough to digest for Raanta, who was in the midst of planning for his wedding in early July. "It was a pretty amazing stretch, so many great things...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Antti Raanta Serves as a Capable Backup and Valuable Trade Chip for the New York Rangers

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta (31) makes a save against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at the United Center (Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports) You never think it’s going to happen until it happens to you. That statement above perfectly exemplifies the season Antti Raanta had in 2014-15. Going into the season, Raanta was the Chicago Blackhawks’ number...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers find their backup in Antti Raanta

The New York Rangers were busy this weekend, shopping backup goalie Cam Talbot, one of the hottest goaltenders on the market. After weeks of speculation, the Rangers shipped Talbot to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for draft picks. While they didn’t get the massive rumored haul that Twitter speculated they might, the club did well to get value for a goaltender who was likely to...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Trade Antti Raanta to Rangers

After the 2015 NHL Draft ended, the Blackhawks started trading. Antti Raanta joined a long list of goaltenders traded this weekend as the Hawks sent the 26-year-old netminder to the New York Rangers for minor-league forward Ryan Haggerty. Haggerty, 22, was not drafted and signed as a college free agent last spring after spending three […] The post Blackhawks Trade Antti Raanta...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks G Antti Raanta unveils unique pads for Stadium Series

On March 1st, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks will square off at Soldier Field for another Stadium Series game. Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta will don these awesome and unique pads for the game, though Corey Crawford should be starting. I love the four feathers on the pads and the Blackhawks secondary logo on the blocker and catcher. [Reddit Hockey] The post Blackhawks...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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