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Is Brian Elliott An Upgrade In Goal For The Philadelphia Flyers?

from Sam Carchidi of Philly.com,

And, so, the Flyers’ never-ending Great Goalie Search has apparently ended with a stop-gap veteran who, truth be told, is not much different from his predecessor.

In essence, they traded a goaltender with a good-but-not-great resume — that would be Steve Mason — for someone with similar traits, Brian Elliott....

o did the Flyers get better with this “trade” of goaltenders?

Not really. But they will be getting a goaltender who will serve as a bridge until a young prospect such as Carter Hart is ready in two or three years.

The price — a reported three-year deal with an annual cap hit of $2.75 million – won’t break the bank.

Elliott will be a good soldier, and the Flyers are hoping he can regain the form that allowed him to excel in his five years with the Blues, compiling a 2.01 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage while playing behind a very good defense. During those five seasons, only Tuukka Rask and Carey Price had better save percentages than Elliott.

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ilovehomers's avatar

from 07/08 - 10/11 he was .901/2.90

In Calgary, .910/2.55

St. Louis years were EXTREMELY inflated.

Improvement? No, unless you have a stellar defense.

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/30/17 at 02:19 PM ET

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Eliminating the basket case, when Mason was not deemed “The Starter”  is a huge upgrade. 
Elliott is more stable when it comes to sharing the net. 
This is a bridge move until Carter Hart is seasoned enough.
The downfall is that goaltending bridge moves are a repetitive process for this organization.

Posted by Cubanpuckstoppr on 06/30/17 at 02:49 PM ET

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The tradition of a new Flyers goalie ranks up there with the new Browns quarterback.

Posted by Steve1306 on 06/30/17 at 04:40 PM ET

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