St. Louis Blues' fans are suddenly asking themselves, "Is Jaroslav Halak truly that good?" Well, since his injury, the St. Louis Blues have encountered a four game losing streak.
It is hard to say what exactly the cause is. It could be the fact that Brian Elliot has not played to the level that he did last year. Or it could be that the Blues' defense is not playing as it durin the team's hot start.
Whatever it is, I believe the season rests on the pads of Jaroslav Halak.
During the four game losing streak, the St. Louis Blues have allowed 21 goals and in their previous 7 games they allowed a total of 14 goals. More pucks are finding the back of the net with Elliot in net.
Halak is a better goaltender than Elliot, period. Elliot was fantastic last year as a back-up goaltender. But, when Halak went down in the playoffs, so did the Blues.
Is the four game losing streak all Elliot’s fault? No, but he is not helping the matter.
In Halak’s five games t...