Where they differ is in the post season. Allen has NEVER had any success in the post season in any level of his career, look it up. He gets in, he chokes and it's over. People said that Elliott and Allen are a product of the Hitchcock System and what we're seeing is that both netminders succeed in spite of it, not because of it. After the post-season, if Allen is able to help the Blues go deep, he'll have earned my faith. As it stands, he has some fairly big shoes to fill, but if he stays the course as he is and the team in front of him continues as they are, I see no reason why he can't succeed. I'm not a big Allen supporter, but I'll give him that much.
In 2008, Allen won a gold medal for Canada in the U-18 World Championships winning MVP of the tournament while posting a 1.43 GAA, 2 SO, and .948 SV%
In 2009, He went 4-1 for Canada getting Silver in the World Jr Championships.
That one loss in the 2009 Gold Medal game is Allen's only loss in International Tournament play.
His last year of junior play, Allen led his team to the Conference Finals.
Elliott had one NCAA championship and a Hobey Baker nomination (not win), in comparison to Allen's success at the U-18s and World Jrs., while Elliott completely shit the bed in his first chance as a NHL playoff starter. But you seem to keep ignoring Elliott completely shitting the bed in that series. How many Conference Finals, World Jr Championships, or U18 Championships has Elliott played??
So, maybe fact-checking a little more might help on your part.
You related to Jake Allen or something? You seem to love the guy as much as I love Elliott
Regardless, touche, I stand corrected. Good stuff to know.
Jake Allen will have earned my faith When and IF he wins a playoff series for us. Now, if he shoots .920-.940 and we lose in the first round, I'll have his back. Regardless he needs to show up and we can sit here and go back and forth on this all day and all night long but the fact is Elliott has proven alot more in Blue than Allen. Then again, he's had more time than Jake, so we'll give him time.
You can say what you like about my liking Brian Elliott, but the bottom line is, while with the Blues
he's won hardware (The Jennings with Halak), was an All-Star and the first goaltender since 2001-2002 to win playoff series for the Blues, something Miller nor Allen accomplished (Halak got injured so I don't count him). Elliott also holds the Franchise
record for lowest GAA, Save % and Shutouts.
You want to argue that or do you want to wait until Jake Allen has accomplished something in the NHL first?