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Jake Allen In A Rut

from Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

For the second January in a row, the Blues have a goaltender controversy. Well, it’s not exactly a controversy as much as a serious problem as Allen struggles to play up to the superb ability he has displayed in the past.

January has not been kind to Allen the past two years, and he’s putting yet another Blues season in peril as a result....

Since Dec. 12, Allen is 1-8 with an amazing 25 goals against. That’s 2.77 goals allowed a game. He has given up 10 goals over his past two starts and 13 over his past three.

The goaltender who carried the Blues with an impressive postseason last year is suddenly coping through the same demons that derailed him last summer and ultimately cost Ken Hitchcock his job last February.


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Well Peter, others are going thru some of the things you are, aside from not getting to play.  Well done, JB/KH clownsd

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 01/12/18 at 01:13 PM ET


Well Peter, others are going thru some of the things you are, aside from not getting to play. 

This article is about a starter going through a slump, not a supremely mediocre and vastly overpaid backup who fans inexplicably want to start more often.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 01/12/18 at 01:27 PM ET

WingedRider's avatar

More than one slump and no longer a starter until his demons are put to rest.  Sad story actually.  Lucky the Blues actually play their backup to be ready for duty

Howard is vastly overpaid, old and broken.  Nice guy though says HSJ

Won’t see what Petr can consistently do until he plays more, he has a good track record and likely has skills some other team will see.

Some suggested today that Coreau will be the backup to the one yr older, overpaid and waiting for the yearly injury Jimmy.  Now that will be a real Tank.

Oh, and yes I disagree with most if not all of your opinion

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 01/12/18 at 02:29 PM ET

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