It's nice that someone can judge Allen on a miniscule body of work (a whole 11 playoff starts and one season as the clear #1 starter while judging the other goalie on his entire body of work. How about applying the same standard to Elliott that's been applied to Allen - judge Elliott on his first 147 games and 8 starts in the playoffs. But no... clearly goalies don't have any chance of improving over time, apparently.
Clearly not keeping Elliott was the problem.
Clearly Yeo is a problem.
Sorry, couldn't help myself.
From https://www.nhl.com/news/brian-elliott- ... -281244182
Elliott last season was 23-8-6, led the NHL with a .930 save percentage
, and his 2.07 goals-against average was tied for second with John Gibson of the Anaheim Ducks and behind the League-best 2.06 of Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
And how about this season, eh? Nice that you didn't bring that up and had to rely on last season. Oh... that doesn't fit your narrative, since Allen and Elliott have darn near the same numbers this season.
Way to cover up for your inaccurate post! Pot, Kettle on line one
To note, we are discussing Brian Elliott's time AS A BLUE just like we discuss Jake Allen's time here. It doesn't matter what either have done on another team or at another point in time. I get where you're coming from, but Elliott was a shot in the dark when we got him, Jake Allen was supposed to be The Chosen One, so Jake is going to get judged a great deal harder than Elliott and Allen's contract is only going to magnify that. Which one has done more for the Franchise while here is the only question a Blues fan should care about. Anything else is another fanbase's delight or issue.
Seriously though, they have similar numbers, but it's important to note that Jake Allen's numbers dipped through the course of the season. Elliott helped dig himself a hole and rose out of it. We can credit/discredit the teams they play on for elements of that, but it wouldn't be too far from the truth to say that as we stand here this year, both are about even money.
As to the whole I didn't bring it up nonsense, I have actually noted several times that Elliott + Allen = Fire. If having them apart has shown anything (at least to me), it's that both netminders kind of need competition from within to get the best out of them. Elliott has had Chad Johnson to contend with, who threw up a .920 before regressing and Elliott taking the Helm. Jake has Carter Hutton, who if he played more games, might be that guy that does the same to him. Neither goaltender in my mind is a true starter, but if we're going to talk about who the better netminder based on their stats, hey, you want to disagree with NHL.COM, that's fine by me
Toasted Oates -- You mean there's a choice? >.>