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11-30-2012, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by bluemandan View Post
That is completely understandable.

Be fore-warned that he will come back down some simply due to the fact that he is unlikely to set the single season save percentage record again next season.

However, you should expect a better goalie than he was in Ottawa simply due to the Blues being better defensively currently than Ottawa was when Elliott was there.

Rask has had the benefit of playing his whole career in Boston on a team that plays really good defense. Once Elliott got to a team with a really good defense his numbers improved. The talent is there for Elliott to continue to put up similar numbers to Rask over the next couple of seasons. (Apart from wins, since Rask is likely to be carrying most of the load in Boston while Elliott will be splitting time with Halak.)
Elliott's biggest problem (besides the obvious requiring hitchcock to be good) is he cant play to many games consecutively and cant handle 50+ game seasons.

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