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07-21-2012, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by DefenseMinister View Post
Regardless, 38 games aren't starting goalie numbers. He was in a platoon where the other guy played more than he did. He was sheltered. His numbers were what they were because he played as little as he did. And despite having all these eye-popping stats, he sat on the bench when the important games arrived. This turned out to be the right decision evidently because Halak was great in the playoffs until getting hurt and when Elliott got in, he couldn't carry the load.

Put Elliott back here with the style of hockey the Sens play and have him start the number of games Anderson did and you'll see the exact same Elliott we saw the previous season when split between Ottawa and Colorado.
Elliott's 6 games isn't a meaningful sample size, but Halak's one and a half playoff games is?

Elliott's year here was awful, partly because of the Sens, mostly because he completely sucked. His year last year was superb, partly because of the Blues, mostly because he was playing lights out hockey.

Who knows what he'll do next year, or if he'll ever figure it out in the playoffs.

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