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Blues' top two goalies lose job to rookie

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08:23 AM ET 03.07 | Jake Allen, the job is yours -- for now. The rookie has been named the Blues' starter for [Thursday], when they will face the Phoenix Coyotes for the first time this season. The puck drops at 8 p.m. It was a drastic turn of events after LA torched Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak for three goals on seven shots in the opening 6 minutes, 9 seconds of the third period. Brian Elliott entered and allowed one goal on eight shots. Less than an hour after the game ended, at 1 a.m. (St. Louis time), the Blues announced that Allen was being recalled from Peoria. ... [It] appears that the Blues,in the midst of a five-game road trip, are giving the job to Allen and seeing how far he can go with it.

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Jake Allen, US Presswire Jake Allen, US Presswire
March 7, 2013  08:45 AM ET

Not laying all this on Halak or Elliot. The defense has left the guys in net hung out to dry far too many times this season. Yeah, Halak let about 2 or 3 by last night that he should of had, but he and Elliot have had little help. Armstrong stated after the game the team played 40 min of the game well. Guess the coaching staff forgot to tell them about the other 20 min of the game.

March 7, 2013  08:50 AM ET

No pressure, kid.

March 7, 2013  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

No pressure, kid.

We could be talked into trading Neuvy..............

March 7, 2013  09:06 AM ET

but wait, wasn't this 'two Goalie" system the model of the future?

March 7, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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but wait, wasn't this 'two Goalie" system the model of the future?

Ah, but Hitchcock is ahead of his own curve and now the model of the future is the 3 Goalie system. Not, however, to be confused with the Three Fingers of Fury.

March 7, 2013  09:13 AM ET
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Ah, but Hitchcock is ahead of his own curve and now the model of the future is the 3 Goalie system. Not, however, to be confused with the Three Fingers of Fury.

Next experiment is the "all goalies, all the time" system. No D, no wingers, just goalies. With all the equipment the game MIGHT be slowed down a wee bit...............

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March 7, 2013  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Ah, but Hitchcock is ahead of his own curve and now the model of the future is the 3 Goalie system. Not, however, to be confused with the Three Fingers of Fury.

why not just run the goalies like a pitching staff? Start every 3rd day...

March 7, 2013  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Next experiment is the "all goalies, all the time" system. No D, no wingers, just goalies. With all the equipment the game MIGHT be slowed down a wee bit...............

But player safety won't be an issue.

March 7, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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why not just run the goalies like a pitching staff? Start every 3rd day...

Run it by Hitch, he might go for it.

March 7, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

why not just run the goalies like a pitching staff? Start every 3rd day...

I'm Milan Lucic and I approve this message.

March 7, 2013  09:27 AM ET
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But player safety won't be an issue.

except for a certain "pink padded' goalie, who was once listed 'day-to-day" after tying his skates

March 7, 2013  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I'm Milan Lucic and I approve this message.

I would love to have seen Lucic against Ron Hextall or Billy Smith or even Patrick Roy...

March 7, 2013  09:34 AM ET
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I would love to have seen Lucic against Ron Hextall or Billy Smith or even Patrick Roy...

LOL. He might have been missing a limb, or three, if he messed with Billy.

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March 7, 2013  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I would love to have seen Lucic against Ron Hextall or Billy Smith or even Patrick Roy...

I'm getting images of the Black Knight.....

March 7, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Guy chased down his own future-HOF teammates! Imagine what he'd do to Milanie

Are you kidding? Lucic wouldn't go anywhere near those guys....Smith would have carved him up, and Hextall and Roy would have beat him like a tympani.
He would have treated their goal creases like Kessel treats a corner

March 7, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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Those guys wouldve turtled..NO ONE wants a piece of Lucic.

trust the wet towel bruins fan to take the fun out of the discussion.

 
March 7, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Those guys wouldve turtled..NO ONE wants a piece of Lucic.

really? hextall and smith..both of whom I was admittedly no fan of..would have turtled? I don't think so...

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