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02-09-2013, 11:40 PM
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I havent made any such argument. Ive only stated that Elliot's been letting in weak goals and has been worse than Halak THIS YEAR.
Last year the team was just outplayed until Hitch came on the scene.
We might agree, because Im trying to get people to stop trying to compare the two and their starts over the last 2 seasons. It doesnt make sense. Up until Elliot let in the Ryan goal, I was thinking the same thing as you and p9's. But, my common sense kicked in over my fandom or last years stats.
In the first five games of last year, the Blues outskated and heavily outshot Nashville, Dallas and Anaheim and lost all three games because of soft goals allowed by Halak. Halak had a meltdown game (very much like the one Elliott had tonight) in LA in the sixth game and the Blues were never in the contest.
Meanwhile, only this Anaheim game in the recent three game dismal stretch do I think the Blues, in spite of their flaws, deserved to win the game. Elliott was terrible against Nashville and Detroit too but he didn't turn wins into losses, he turned losses into blowouts.
Nobody's defending Elliott. But it's very fair to compare how our fans reacted to each guy. I do think that what's different year to year is expectations. So maybe there's more loaded anger when the raised expectations aren't met.
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