Jake Allen vs. Brian Elliott
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02-18-2013, 03:28 PM
Join Date: Nov 2003
Agree strongly with the three previous posters. Halak's fresh off a groin injury that has already relapsed once and that has lingered for weeks. There's simply no way you can risk running a tandem of Allen/McKenna out there should he go down again.
I'm also not reading nearly as much into Elliott's play this year as most others seem comfortable doing. He didn't play over the lockout and came in with some rusty mechanics, which has obviously hurt. The play of the team in front of him and Halak's injury certainly didn't help.
That said, his body of work at the NHL level (170+ starts) has been more than solid enough to warrant a little more faith in his abilities than he's generally received here.
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