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05-06-2012, 07:38 PM
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Brian Elliott

So, does anyone still want Elliott back? He is a great goalie, but he has a long way to go and the playoffs are clearly his weakness. Granted LA just exploited the entire St. Louis team.

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So, does anyone still want Elliott back? He is a great goalie, but he has a long way to go and the playoffs are clearly his weakness. Granted LA just exploited the entire St. Louis team.
What? When was this discussed.

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lmao. No No No.

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lmao. No No No.
elaborate why not.

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elaborate why not.
He would be very costly to get back at this point, which is not constructive for our rebuilding team. Plus, imo, he only did so well by viture of playing in Hitchcock's heavy "Defense first!!!!" style of team play.

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i didn't want him before the playoffs. Everyone knows hes actually a garbage goalie, he just benefits from Hitchcock.

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why? we already got the 2nd best st.louis goalie from them.

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Elliott is what we saw in his time here: a solid 1B goalie with sound positioning, good hockey IQ but severe confidence issues. Playing in a defensive system like St. Louis' was great for him, but once the defence is out of the picture, Ells is the last guy I want between the pipes. He has this attitude whereby he gives up one bad goal and then, instead of focusing on the game ahead of him, his mind gets caught on the last goal: what he could have done differently, where his pads should've been, why the puck got through him, etc. In the meantime, his full attention isn't on the game, causing him to give up another weak goal... it's a vicious cycle.

I like Elliott as a person. Awesome guy and one of the friendliest hockey players I've ever seen. Definitely wouldn't want him anywhere near a team as reliant on goaltending as ours, though. A heartfelt "Pass" on Mr. Elliott, but I wish him well.

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I wonder how the Blues would have fared against LA with Bishop in net instead of Elliott. Couldn't have been worse, that's for sure.

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Seems like goalie who left ottawa. Streaky

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We have three capable goalies. I doubt he would want to come back and fight for a position all year.

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Elliott is what we saw in his time here: a solid 1B goalie with sound positioning, good hockey IQ but severe confidence issues. Playing in a defensive system like St. Louis' was great for him, but once the defence is out of the picture, Ells is the last guy I want between the pipes. He has this attitude whereby he gives up one bad goal and then, instead of focusing on the game ahead of him, his mind gets caught on the last goal: what he could have done differently, where his pads should've been, why the puck got through him, etc. In the meantime, his full attention isn't on the game, causing him to give up another weak goal... it's a vicious cycle.

I like Elliott as a person. Awesome guy and one of the friendliest hockey players I've ever seen. Definitely wouldn't want him anywhere near a team as reliant on goaltending as ours, though. A heartfelt "Pass" on Mr. Elliott, but I wish him well.
Well said. Really like the guy, but he is only a decent NHL goalie and not a good fit for a young team prone to giveaways, odd man rushes, and who needs a guy back there who gives you the confidence that you can take a chance now and again and play your game. Haven't missed him at all since the trade, we have a goalie who is a great fit, and have two guys in the system who look really good as prospects.

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Even with his great season, put him on any team not named the Blues and he would get lit up.

His numbers reflect his team, not him.

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So, does anyone still want Elliott back? He is a great goalie, but he has a long way to go and the playoffs are clearly his weakness. Granted LA just exploited the entire St. Louis team.
Dare i say more?

We want Lord Stanleys cup. If he isn't capable in the playoffs then we do not want him...

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I don't think he's a better goaltender than Anderson and I don't think he's a better prospect than Bishop or Lehner, so for those reasons and the rest listed in this thread, no.

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Dare i say more?

We want Lord Stanleys cup. If he isn't capable in the playoffs then we do not want him...

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I think the OP is a little off on that, Elliot's didn't do that bad, the Kings look unbeatable now after limping into the playoffs whereas Elliot and Halak have been steller in the regular season. Elliot will get better but I wouldn't want him back, he does better with a team that plays like the game like the Blues.

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Elliott is what we saw in his time here: a solid 1B goalie with sound positioning, good hockey IQ but severe confidence issues. Playing in a defensive system like St. Louis' was great for him, but once the defence is out of the picture, Ells is the last guy I want between the pipes. He has this attitude whereby he gives up one bad goal and then, instead of focusing on the game ahead of him, his mind gets caught on the last goal: what he could have done differently, where his pads should've been, why the puck got through him, etc. In the meantime, his full attention isn't on the game, causing him to give up another weak goal... it's a vicious cycle.

I like Elliott as a person. Awesome guy and one of the friendliest hockey players I've ever seen. Definitely wouldn't want him anywhere near a team as reliant on goaltending as ours, though. A heartfelt "Pass" on Mr. Elliott, but I wish him well.
Yup. He would have a great run in Ottawa, get pronounced as the #1 and it ate away at his game. He only played 38 games as 1B, which was perfect. I really had hoped that the experience would have grown his confidence enough, but the same pattern has emerged. Great guy, wish him better luck. Outstanding as a back up goalie where there is a clear #1.

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This got a lot more posts than I was expecting... I just remember all the talk about Elliott having an insane season. While he was great in the first series for St.Louis, he and the Blues were clearly picked apart by Sutter and the Kings.

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This got a lot more posts than I was expecting... I just remember all the talk about Elliott having an insane season. While he was great in the first series for St.Louis, he and the Blues were clearly picked apart by Sutter and the Kings.
Lots of us like Elliott and are rooting for him, but were not ready to believe in the turn around until he was in a position where he was the clear #1. In Ottawa it wasn't really about his skill, it was his mental ability to take being #1.

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Elliott is what we saw in his time here: a solid 1B goalie with sound positioning, good hockey IQ but severe confidence issues. Playing in a defensive system like St. Louis' was great for him, but once the defence is out of the picture, Ells is the last guy I want between the pipes. He has this attitude whereby he gives up one bad goal and then, instead of focusing on the game ahead of him, his mind gets caught on the last goal: what he could have done differently, where his pads should've been, why the puck got through him, etc. In the meantime, his full attention isn't on the game, causing him to give up another weak goal... it's a vicious cycle.

I like Elliott as a person. Awesome guy and one of the friendliest hockey players I've ever seen. Definitely wouldn't want him anywhere near a team as reliant on goaltending as ours, though. A heartfelt "Pass" on Mr. Elliott, but I wish him well.
lalime-sydrome!

I feel bad for Elliott, he just couldn't play enough games to be a full time goalie. With that said, glad he's rebounded in STL.

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