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by Paul on 11/29/11 at 12:04 PM ET
from Norm Sanders of the News-Democrat,
When the St. Louis Blues were searching for backup goaltenders last summer, they had several options.
They could sign a current NHL goalie with experience, simply go with Ben Bishop from their own organization, or make a trade.
With a lot of scouting homework from goaltending coach Corey Hirsch, the Blues set their sights on Brian Elliott.
“He deserves the lion’s share of the credit,” Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong said of Hirsch. “His job responsibility was to scour the available players and he had Elliott high on the list of the players he chose.”
Hirsch and the Blues apparently did their homework extremely well.
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