GDT #36: 4/4/13 > Blues vs. Jackets > 7:00 PM > FSMW/KMOX

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Re: GDT #36: 4/4/13 > Blues vs. Jackets > 7:00 PM > FSMW/KMO

Postby cprice12 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:04 pm

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cardsfan04 wrote:Game was very frustrating to watch. We were really sloppy and outplayed overall. But, Allen was huge.

And, yeah, Bouwmeester goes from defensive goal line to offensive blue line super fast. I had no idea he was so fast and good at carrying the puck.


This is exactly it. How many times have we said, this season, that Elliott has been huge? But I know, you know, everyone else knows, that at the end of the day they'll go back to Elliott because he's making more money and they have to justify the decision to re-up him last season. Just like how they sat on their asses and tried to justify the Pronger trade FOREVER before they finally unloaded Brewer after a lot of damage had already been done and it had actually been proven, indisputably, the team was better without him. Allen has to be the #1 going forward, at least while Halak is out, and if it comes down to it, he has to be the #1 going into the playoffs. With Allen in net, we have a shot at winning some games in the playoffs and advancing far. With Elliott in net, I'll be tuning into the baseball games instead because it'll probably be a sweep first round exit. He's just simply no good unless he has someone else pushing him to be good. Knowing Halak was ready to step in pushed Elliott to another level. Now he knows Allen is ready to step in and he got pushed to do just enough against Chicago. I'm still not impressed.

By the way, I know it's different management, different ownership, different coaching, but honestly it's a cultural thing with this team. They always seem to do the wrong thing at the wrong time, whether it's making a dumbass trade in a sure-thing Stanley Cup season (you know what I'm talking about), hire the wrong coach when they know he'll just implode the roster and set us a back a decade (again, you know what I'm talking about) or start the wrong goalie when given choice A and choice B.


You're picking an odd time to go on an anti-Elliott rant...considering he has played very, very well since coming back from Peoria.
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Re: GDT #36: 4/4/13 > Blues vs. Jackets > 7:00 PM > FSMW/KMO

Postby glen a richter » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:01 pm

I'll give Ells a load of credit for todays game, but I still need to see consistency. He's only effective when he's being pushed by someone else which, thankfully, Allen is doing. If Allen keeps up his solid play, Elliott should follow suit and Halak when he gets back. When was the last time this team had 3 effective goalies all at the same time?
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Re: GDT #36: 4/4/13 > Blues vs. Jackets > 7:00 PM > FSMW/KMO

Postby Bobbycissello » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:20 am

I gotta think the organization's going to tell Kelly to not say that anymore. Even though that was the only interesting think that came out of his mouth all game.
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Re: GDT #36: 4/4/13 > Blues vs. Jackets > 7:00 PM > FSMW/KMO

Postby dmiles2186 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:47 am

Bobbycissello wrote:I gotta think the organization's going to tell Kelly to not say that anymore. Even though that was the only interesting think that came out of his mouth all game.


I'm lost. What is this in reference to?
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Re: GDT #36: 4/4/13 > Blues vs. Jackets > 7:00 PM > FSMW/KMO

Postby cprice12 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:53 am

glen a richter wrote:I'll give Ells a load of credit for todays game, but I still need to see consistency. He's only effective when he's being pushed by someone else which, thankfully, Allen is doing. If Allen keeps up his solid play, Elliott should follow suit and Halak when he gets back. When was the last time this team had 3 effective goalies all at the same time?


I don't know how much Allen is pushing Elliott right now.
Before Halak got hurt, Allen was in Peoria...and the plan was to go with Halak and Elliott. It's not like Elliott was called up after Halak got hurt and Allen was already up here.

Maybe there is some competition there between Allen & Elliott to be with the big club next season, which makes sense. But the club made it known that down the stretch, if everyone was healthy, it was going to be Halak and Elliott up with the Blues, with Allen in the minors.

Elliott looks much more confident...just like last season. He's challenging shooters, out-waiting them and making them make the first move, he's not giving up rebounds, he's squaring up and not getting caught back in his net...and he's tracking the puck extremely well through traffic. To put it simply, he's stopping the pucks he should stop and he's also making the big saves when needed.

Elliott had a lot of time off due to his poor play, then they sent him to Peoria for two conditioning starts. Since returning, he has been light years better. The time in the press box and the starts in Peoria seem to have done wonders for him.

Right now, I'm more concerned with Petro's play than I am about Elliott's.
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Re: GDT #36: 4/4/13 > Blues vs. Jackets > 7:00 PM > FSMW/KMO

Postby WaukeeBlues » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:11 pm

And Elliott named 2nd NHL Star of the Week.

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SECOND STAR – BRIAN ELLIOTT, G, ST. LOUIS BLUES
Elliott posted a 3-0-0 record, 1.45 goals-against average, .952 save percentage and one shutout in three appearances. He made 19 saves in relief of an injured Jaroslav Halak to help the Blues pick up a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on April 1. Elliott then recorded a season-high 33 stops, plus another three in the shootout, in a 4-3 win at the Chicago Blackhawks on April 4. He capped the week by making 28 saves for the 19th shutout of his NHL career in a 1-0 triumph over the Detroit Red Wings on April 7. The 27-year-old Newmarket, Ont., native has played in 14 games this season, going 6-6-1 with a 3.14 goals-against average and .879 save percentage.
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