Not at all. Teams have spurts all the time. Doesn't mean that it will dictate the final result. For all we know, Edmonton and Calgary could be 1st round exits because both teams just can't cut it, even though both teams have had good 'spurts' at the end of the season. Same conversation happened when Cam Talbot played the last part of last season and tried to prove a point that he can turn this ship around, but everyone was looking at the full season. Not the 2nd half of his play. That's just how it is. Do you think 20 years later anyone is gonna remember Elliot played phenomenal the last 56 games? People will only see the stats of the full season. That's why I don't look at half a season or 2/3rds of a season. There's nothing wrong with what I'm saying. If you don't like it, then that's fine.
So in 20 years will non-Pens remember that the penguins were not very good at the beginning of the 15-16 season and fired their coach in December? No. at the end of the day it is the final result. If Elliott backstops the Flames to a first round exit then that will be what is remembered. But he could also lead them to the WCF or the finals. Results is what matters not stats.
He is Pavalec-level behind a poor defense, but he will get you Ws if the D plays well. He is a system goalie 100%, and there's nothing wrong with that.
The issue people take with system goalies is that they typically don't "steal" games often. When the playoffs come around, you usually need your goalie to steal you a game or two if you're planning on winning 16 games along the way.
Before the Avs' second Cup run, Bob Hartley told Patrick Roy that he needed him to steal one game per series. Bob would win one game with matchups, and the rest was up to the players.
Elliott could steal one game in seven. I still don't trust him, but if the rest of the team is as dominant as they have been, he only needs to be stable.