Toasted Oates wrote:
Brian Elliott 2017 playoffs:
Flames are down 0-3
.887 save % (dead last)
3.67 GAA (dead last)
This series has been very, very disappointing. Ells got shelled in the last ten minutes of Game 3 when the Flames got lacksadaisal and pretty much stopped playing. Flames have also been unable to stay out of the box which has costed them as well. Add in that this year's Brouwer and their fourth line is absolute trash, I just don't see them getting much farther and I really don't see Ells having a job in Calgary after this year. As much as I'd love to try and defend the guy due to a Year 3 rebuild team having issues, there were opportunities that some have said was puck luck that I kind of have to disagree with. It happens, but the Flames core look far better than they did a short time ago. They just have to build up. I don't see them winning Game 4, but anything can happen if they simply follow just a little discipline.
So yeah, in short I was wrong. I had told Theohall that Jake Allen would need to dial in .920 or better for the Blues to have a shot in the playoffs or to prove me wrong. Theohall thought I was nuts. Well:
2016-2017 Playoffs .974, .091
At least I was right about that
. My only concern is how he handles pressure when it comes down to it. Game 4 will be a good test of that, and if he stays dialed in and healthy, we may actually make the run. As it stands, Jake Allen's the guy and his contract is duly deserved.
Special shout-out to Brodeur because he obviously had a hand in the success of goal tending while in the Note. Quite possibly one off the best acquisitions we've made for the Front Office.