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07:36 AM ET 11.19 | Ken Hitchcock readily admits the Blues will need Jaroslav Halak at some point. Have the past three games, which includes a 7-3 win over Colorado, been a hiccup for Halak, or should there be reason to worry about relying on him as the starter on a club with Stanley Cup aspirations? It all adds up to fascinating intrigue heading into tonight, when Halak goes up against the goalie who was speculated last summer to be his potential successor, Buffalo's Ryan Miller. ... The Blues, who would have salary-cap issues to deal with anyway by taking on Miller's $6.25 million cap hit, don't seem to be thinking along those lines any longer. For now, they plan on riding Halak and Brian Elliott, whose recent performances have been promising, and if necessary Jake Allen, who is thriving in the American Hockey League.

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November 19, 2013  08:01 AM ET

And whatever happened to all those "Experts" who KNEW that Montreal got rid of the wrong goalie?

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November 19, 2013  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And whatever happened to all those "Experts" who KNEW that Montreal got rid of the wrong goalie?

One of the few things Pierre Gauthier didn't screw up!

November 19, 2013  08:44 AM ET
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Did you see Price in last year's playoffs?

He's not the only goalie fading at playoff time

November 19, 2013  09:13 AM ET
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Did you see Price in last year's playoffs?

I will take Price's past 3 years over either of the turds you call goalies in t.o.

November 19, 2013  09:19 AM ET
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And whatever happened to all those "Experts" who KNEW that Montreal got rid of the wrong goalie?

it's still the toughest position in professional sports, (along with pitcher and qb I suppose) to figure out, and anyone who says they can is delusional.

November 19, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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He's not the only goalie fading at playoff time

Well said. :(

November 19, 2013  09:36 AM ET
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I will take Price's past 3 years over either of the turds you call goalies in t.o.

Ummm, OK. That is your opinion.

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November 19, 2013  10:09 AM ET
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Here, you old farts should love this:http://tinyurl.com/oneucm7

read this this am...I hope they don't screw it up

November 19, 2013  10:17 AM ET
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Here, you old farts should love this:

http://tinyurl.com/oneucm7

Would one of you "old farts" that clicked on that please let us know what it is about. :-)

November 19, 2013  10:25 AM ET
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read this this am...I hope they don't screw it up

Yep. Not sure how they will go forward without Graham. It will be interesting at least.

November 19, 2013  10:25 AM ET
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Would one of you "old farts" that clicked on that please let us know what it is about. :-)

Potential Monty Python reunion.

November 19, 2013  10:37 AM ET
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Yep. Not sure how they will go forward without Graham. It will be interesting at least.

the good thing is that every one of them has done well since..., so it won't look like a "oh...poor so and so needs the $" thing

November 19, 2013  10:39 AM ET
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Potential Monty Python reunion.

Thanks Phantom.

November 19, 2013  10:56 AM ET
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He's not the only goalie fading at playoff time

Playoffs? Forget the playoffs! The Blues are getting Halaked every game now! There might not be any playoffs if it continues!

November 19, 2013  11:58 AM ET
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the good thing is that every one of them has done well since..., so it won't look like a "oh...poor so and so needs the $" thing

The other thing is that Graham didn't contribute as much to the writing as the other Pythons did. His acting will be missed, tho.

 
November 19, 2013  11:59 AM ET
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Playoffs? Forget the playoffs! The Blues are getting Halaked every game now! There might not be any playoffs if it continues!

I think the quote is "Playoffs?!!!? You talkin' about playoffs??!!!".

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