Brian Elliott Career Progression
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09-06-2010, 05:30 PM
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If anything, keeping Elliot from playing long stretches will improve his numbers. He seems to have a habit of going into a slump that takes a while to play out of when he goes a number of games without a break.
What about that crazy hot-streak he went on last year? Granted...he slumped a bit afterwards, but that was a pretty significant stretch without a real break.
To be honest though, i see Elliot as a potential career 1a sort of guy. He just doesn't seem to have the consistency, motivation, and big-game ability to be a definitive #1. Nothing wrong with that really, but unless he makes some real strides this year and completely wrestles the starting job away from a healthy Leclaire and proves a lot during the playoffs...
It will be interesting to see where they go with the goaltending in the next few years...with Leclaire likely out the door after this season, some big fish UFAs and potentially available trade targets out there, and Lehner waiting in the wings. Seems like bringing in a temporary stop-gap #1 or #1a type guy for a couple years after this season, then potentially rolling with an Elliot/Lehner tandem is most likely? I just don't see Elliot even really having the chance to establish himself as a bonafide uncontested starter.
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