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Doug Armstrong envisions an Elliott / Allen goalie tandem next season

After the Blues snubbed Brian Elliott in favor of Jake Allen during their first round series against the Minnesota Wild, it seemed pretty unlikely that both goaltenders would be in the mix in 2015-16. GM Doug Armstrong sees things a little differently and has stated he envisions a tandem of Elliott and Allen next year. Armstrong says he sees a goalie tandem for next year. Allen...
Via Frozen Notes
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ken Hitchcock says he won’t change goalies, immediately changes his mind

Hockey is sometimes painfully ironic. The latest example of that was when Ken Hitchcock was interviewed on the bench and reiterated that he wasn’t going to make a goalie change after Jake Allen coughed up a soft goal against the Wild. Hitchcock said that Allen is a young guy who is learning and the team has to stick with him. Approximately 30 seconds and another soft goal later...
Via Puck Drunk Love
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild can’t withstand Blues, fall 6-1 in St. Paul

ST. LOUIS, MO – APRIL 18: Jake Allen #34 of the St. Louis Blues looks to make a save against the Minnesota Wild during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 18, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Hockey fans normally relish a good tussle between players on the...
Via State of Hockey News
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild dominate Blues in 3-0 win in St. Paul and take back series lead

ST. LOUIS, MO – APRIL 18: Jake Allen #34 of the St. Louis Blues makes a save against the Minnesota Wild during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 18, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Minnesota is growing used to being ignored by national media circles. ...
Via State of Hockey News
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues to start Allen in goal to open playoffs against Wild

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Blues are going with the hot hand in goal to start the playoffs, choosing rookie Jake Allen over veteran Brian Elliott. The 24-year-old Allen was 5-1-1 with 1.32 goals against average and .950 save percentage in his last eight games. Coach Ken Hitchcock informed Allen before practice Wednesday that he'd be playing Thursday in Game 1 of the Blues' opening...
Via AP on Fox
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Jake Allen the NHL’s Worst Playoff Goalie?

View image | The NHL playoffs begin this week.  I figured it’d be a good idea for TopSportsReport to have rankings to help fans understand the playoffs better, make their predictions better, and also, simply increase discussion surrounding this year’s playoffs. The goalie is one of the most important players on the ice, if not the most important.  Taking...
Via TopSportsReport
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues bracing for considerable challenge after recent woes against Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks are stumbling as they attempt to solidify their hold on an advantageous spot in the standings. The St. Louis Blues have fared even worse in their pursuit of home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs and would appear to face a considerable challenge Monday night given their recent woes against Vancouver. The Canucks (43-27-5) have dropped their past...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Jake Allen developing slower than expected

Heading into the 2014-15 season, it was clear that Brian Elliott was the starting goaltender of the St. Louis Blues. At least, that’s what the Blues were preaching. Fans were content to debate which goaltender should be the top option in St. Louis. As the season started, the belief was that Elliott and Jake Allen would share a 60-40 split and that Allen may very well succeed Elliott...
Via Frozen Notes
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Armstrong: Jake Allen will be with the Blues in 2014-15

The St. Louis goaltending picture for 2014-15 is a cloudy one. Will the Blues retain Ryan Miller? What does the future hold for Brian Elliott? Will the team bring in an entirely new face between the pipes? What about Jake Allen? Today, Doug Armstrong answered one of those questions. Jake Allen will be with the Blues at the NHL level in 2014-15. Doug Armstrong: "Jake Allen is going...
Via Frozen Notes
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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