Jake Allen recalled
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03-06-2013, 10:29 PM
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Right but they called up a third goalie tonight and that can't have been pointed at Elliott, it's pointed at both of them not getting the job done. Which is actual evidence they don't like the job Halak is doing. Same with Elliott. But Halak might have more trade value and he costs way more, so while they're big ifs, there's enough smoke to speculate about the source of the fire. Doesn't mean it's going to happen, just exploring the possible different thought processes here. We all pretty much agree "something" needs to be done but there's a hell of a lot of disagreement about what that something is, because it's not completely obvious even to veteran, close observers of the team.
Took two pages but someone said it.
The issue is, Elliott can be a backup, and a serviceable one at that. He doesn't need to be a 1A like last year and really, never played like he could be that prior to last season anyway. Halak OTOH is expensive, "should" be a starter somewhere, but isn't cracking the nut right now. Give Allen another shot. He's going to play well enough not to lose, because it's clear he has the ability and isn't comfortable like these other two.
As an edit, goalies know that facing too few shots can be harder than facing 40 a night. We just may have two guys that can't concentrate for 60 minutes like we need them to. That is also a goalie skill, and maybe Allen has it. We'll see.
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