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05-08-2013, 10:15 PM
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Elliott was a sub .900 goaltender until he fell in the arms of St Louis and Hitchcock's system. As bad as Fleury's been in the playoffs, he's never been on that level of bad throughout the course of an entire regular season.

It's going to take a lot to convince me his improvement isn't just a product of that system, just like Smith's incredible improvement isn't a product of Phoenix's system. To me, they (Elliott and Smith) are the poster boys for system goaltenders. Neither looked good before the got into their respective systems, and there's a good chance that neither will look good once their out of those systems. As such, fans of whatever team pays Smith a fortune in the off-season have my sympathy.

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