Blues Foolishly Chasing a Big-Name Goalie Again with Martin Brodeur Tryout

November 26th, 2014 by Jonathan Willis Leave a reply »

On Tuesday, St. Louis Blues starting goaltender Brian Elliott left midway through a game with Ottawa after a collision with Senators forward Erik Condra. The Blues wasted no time in addressing the loss and on Wednesday announced that all-time NHL wins leader Martin Brodeur would begin practicing with the club:

And hey, if that doesn’t work, maybe the team can talk current Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy out of retirement or put in a call to 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Dominik Hasek.

It’s absolutely understandable that the Blues would want to take action after losing Elliott, who is listed as “week-to-week” with a lower-body injury, according to Louie Korac of

Backup goalie Jake Allen, who will take over the starting job, has played a grand total of 24 NHL regular-season games and is still eligible for the Calder Trophy. Beyond Allen, there isn’t a lot of depth at the position either; coach Ken Hitchock told TSN’s Ian Mendes that “we really have no backup plan” if something were to happen to Allen.

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