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11-04-2013, 11:10 AM
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He's never played behind a possession juggernaut like the Blues. Even the 2010 team was middling in terms of having the puck, and its shutdown pairing was its most scored on defensive tandem.
Halak has played two games in two playoff series and has a S% under .910 through his past two regular seasons. What about him screams "he's definitely going to be healthy and be good enough to be our guy throughout the playoffs?"
You guys want essentially empty scoring? Moulson will score with whoever you put him because he's so damn good around the net, but he's a defensive liability and doesn't drive possession. What about the sum of the parts and system play and all that?
I'm not saying Miller deserves the poorly valued OP in return, but he just might represent the most significant on-paper upgrade available to the Blues come the deadline given Halak's level of inconsistency and Elliott's lack of talent.
Again, Miller will have to give up 1 goal or get a shutout for us to winning considering our history of scoring in the playoffs. Not even Hasek could have a run like that.
The downplaying of Halak in this thread is just comical. When your team gives up close to 20 shots per game, off course you are going to have a lower sv% than others.
Yes we would want Moulson. You put him with Schwartz who plays a great possession game and you give the line the easier of the top 9 minutes, and he would be a great success. Against LA we created a ton of chances and blew countless opportunities right on the doorstep. Moulson would have converted those and we would have advanced with Elliott in net. With Miller in net, we still would have lost.
We need an upgrade over Stewart. We wanted Vanek, but Moulson will work as well.
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