St. Louis Blues: Why Elliott and Halak Are the Best Goalie Tandem in the NHL

September 28th, 2012 by Jacob Born Leave a reply »
With preseason games completely cancelled and the NHL lockout in full swing, hockey fans are distraught. The threat of a season-long lockout is a very real fear. But, I would like to look on the positive. 

One positive is that when the NHL does resume, the St. Louis Blues will welcome back the best goaltending tandem in the NHL. 

Jaroslav Halak has not been a stranger to the spotlight. Halak and Carey Price dueled for the starting job of the Montreal Canadiens for all of the 2009-2010 season. Paired with strong play in the Vancouver Olympics and the inconsistent play of Price down the stretch, Halak was awarded the starting job for the playoffs. He backstopped the Canadiens to consecutive upsets over the top-seeded Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins. 

At the start of the 2011-2012 season, after a trade to the Blues and a year of mediocre play, Halak was primed for a breakout season. But after a rocky start, a no-name goalie stole the show from him.

Brian Elliott came into the NHL and played for the Ottawa Senators. He showed a lot of promise, being named "Goaltender of the Month" for December of 2008. He would play ...

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