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Elliott finally gets his chance to establish himself as a #1 goaltender

From the Canadian Press:

The temperatures outside are scorching, but new Flames goaltender Brian Elliott is eager to get back in the rink. After years of fending off challengers for his job in St. Louis, Elliott has big expectations entering next season as the unquestioned No. 1 in Calgary.

"This is a big one for me so I’m really looking forward to it," Elliott said when introduced to the media on Wednesday. "Sometimes you want that extra bit of summer to relax and enjoy your downtime but now I’ve gotten really excited to get the pads back on and ready to get back at it."

The Flames acquired the 31-year-old native of Newmarket, Ont., from St. Louis on the night of the NHL draft for a second-round pick. Elliott and his wife were on vacation in Croatia at the time.

"When I got the news, it was 2 o’clock in the morning and I saw my phone lighting up. I didn’t go back to sleep after that, I was so excited," he said.

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ilovehomers's avatar

With Calgary’s poor possession numbers, he will go back to being the average-below average guy he was before St. Louis became a top tier team.

Posted by ilovehomers on 07/28/16 at 10:13 AM ET

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