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04-11-2012, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Jame View Post
I wonder if that's what the Phoenix media was saying when Bryzgalov was on the way out...

or when St Louis signed Brian Elliot...
The Phoenix comparison is fair - especially since most people had Bryzgalov ranked in the upper echelon while Smith was seen by most as a second-stringer - but St. Louis signed Elliot last summer purely for depth, not as a replacement for their starter of the previous season. No one ever expected Elliot to emerge as a # 1 this season...and it's still a little early IMO to proclaim him as a proven starter when Halak helped share a lot of the workload and pressure this season.

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