Marty Turco was dealt a bad lot here in Chicago. He gets let go from the Stars, the only team he’s ever played for, and signs to the Blackhawks as a chance to be with a winning team (as well as play for the same team as his hero, Tony Esposito). However, the team promptly forgets how to play in front of him early in the season, and he loses his starting goalie position to Corey Crawford.
Some guys would sulk and complain about this, and maybe they’d grow to resent the upstart kid. But, instead, Turco supports Crawford. Here’s what Coach Q had to say about this recently, according to the Sun-Times:
â€œHe wants to play, but at the same time heâ€™s been that type of guy whoâ€™s helping Corey every which way he can,â€ Quenneville said Wednesday. â€œWhether itâ€™s supporting, the push or educating him, heâ€™s going along with something he hasnâ€™t been familiar with.â€
Say what you want about Turco, but he’s a great teammate, and I’m proud to have him on my team.