Well, statistics don't exist inside a bubble. You and I both know there are their factors to consider. STL has a very difficult goaltending situation to predict for a number of reasons: Elliott has had a couple "good" seasons in a row and a new trend could be emerging, Jake Allen's supposed "emergence" muddying the waters, and OF COURSE Halak has injury concerns that I'm sure the STL front office is more than aware of -- not to mention the relative cap hits of each player.
Originally Posted by Pengwin7
If we merely look at the numbers, it would appear that Halak is the most consistently good, clear-cut #1 option and in a situation where all outside factors are equal, Halak would be BY FAR the best option to assume the starting job for good in STL; however, since we all know very well that a variety of factors go into making these decisions -- especially in the real-world of NHL team management -- the Blues could decide to go a number of different routes with their goaltending.
If I had to make a decision one way or another, I would go with Jaroslav Halak ten times out of ten, with either Allen/Elliott as the backup. I think the Blues should trade whichever goaltender (Elliot/Allen) garners more trade value in return (likely Allen due to age) and ride Halak as far as he can take them.
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