Corey Crawford saw the stories this summer, saw that the Chicago Blackhawks went after future Hall-of-Fame goaltender Martin Brodeur at the start of free agency.

As much as the Blackhawks said they were simply going after a good player, that it had nothing to do with their confidence level in Crawford, it seemed like there were doubts. But for Crawford, all of that didn't matter.

He had bigger concerns.

"Having a chance at a guy like that, he's a great goaltender. At the same time, I can't focus on that stuff," Crawford said at the convention this weekend. "I have to worry about what I'm doing, how I'm preparing myself this season. You start listening to that stuff, it'll be a distraction."