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02-20-2013, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by trevorftw View Post
lalime and johnson aren't remotely the same, IMO. Neither is Elliott. He seems to have problems when the pressure is on. He's been pretty consistently bad in the shootout, when we had to come back after game 1 of LA, he was really exposed. With Halak injured and the spotlight on him to make some good saves, he's been choking. When Halak takes back the #1, he'll return to form. Certainly not the Jennings form from last year, but the form that makes a good first save and a couple of desperation ones.
Elliott cannot seem to maintain focus when he knows the job's his. Notable exception is last year's playoffs against the Sharks, but we saw what happened against LA. Started off well again this year until Halak got hurt, then fell off.

I think Elliott, as much as I like him personally, should move on. We need a backup that can take the reigns and play well without the pressure from the true number one. Allen has shown he can do that and not give up stupid goals, plus he's cheaper which is always good.

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