Brian Elliott

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by No Quarter*, Feb 8, 2006.

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  1. No Quarter*

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    Can anyone give me the lowdown on Ottawa goalie prospect Brian Elliott out of Wisconsin U?
    Is the guy gonna be a serviceable goaltender in the NHL someday?
     
  2. trentmccleary

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    Not many of us have really seen him. But some the few who have posted on the Sens Prospect update thread stickied at the top of the Sens board.
     
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    He goes to Wisconsin, therefor he is evil and is a giant sieve :D
     
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    He is a very very solid tender, I think he could make the show after a year or 2 in the AHL. He was the backbone of that badgers team, when he got injured they lost 4 in row after.
     
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    Yes. As USA! mentioned he would likely need some time in the AHL to get a legit shot at sticking in the NHL.

    He's a wonderful goaltender. Very methodical and calculated both in the way he thinks the game and how he moves. He anticipates extremely well. He's very composed (read that doesn't get rattled easily), possesses a great glove, willing to challenge shooters (he's been pretty darn good on breakaways this season) and isn't likely to give them much to shoot at. Good lateral movement and his puck-handling isn't too shabby either. IMO, the mental aspect of the game is Elliott's greatest attribute (well, along with his consistency this season).
     
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    Well, sight unseen, he definitely has the chips stacked against him.


    If you break drafted goaltenders up into 5 groups (those who developed in: WHL, OHL, QMJHM, Europe and NCAA), the NCAA is dead last in getting their goalies into the NHL and longevity of their careers.

    http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article.php?sid=7828

    (toot my own horn a little bit)

    You never know, he might be one of the few that buck the trend, but he's got some hurdles to overcome.
     
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