Halak has yet to be elite without out a defensive collapse team.
He's played on 2 NHL teams and played elite for both of them. He also played extremely well for Slovakia in the Olympics. I don't follow their style to know if they play a defensive system but you can't blame the guy for the teams he plays on.
Halak, surprised Lehtonen is winning this. Lehtonen ain't bad at all in top15 at least but Halak is notch above.
I'm equally surprised to see Lehtonen winning, but I agree with it. It's pretty crowded between the top5 to top12-ish. But I'd have Lehtonen a tad higher than Jaro.
Originally Posted by stlblues9
He's played on 2 NHL teams and played elite for both of them. (...) I don't follow their style to know if they play a defensive system but you can't blame the guy for the teams he plays on.
I don't think he's played elite for either. He had outstanding playoffs after a good season with Montreal, but elite-ness in goalies comes with consistency, not with being extremely hot for an extended amount of time. I think he gets "blamed" for anything here, but it's a fair opinion that he's he's done very well in a situation that's perfectly suited to make a goalie comfortable with the Blues, as indicated by Elliott's numbers there, as well. I wouldn't put him in the elite category over that span, either.
They are relatively close, IMO, but I'd pick Kari for now.
__________________ ďItís embarrassing. Iím embarrassed to be here right now. Itís not even funny. And itís just embarrassing, the way we, you know, the energy we have in the room and the way we approach practices and the way we approach this game. Itís not how youíre going to win any games in this league." - Jean-Sebastien Giguere, April 8 2013