I completely understand that Armstrong was in a rough situation concerning Allen this past offseason. Nobody knows if Army actually tried to trade Allen and couldn’t find any suitors. Saying that, this yet another of Armstrong’s own mistakes. Allen signed his 4 year contract on July 1st 2016. He’s played 5 games so far. He has a 3.91 gaa to go along .877 save percentage. He’s simply not a starting goalie in the NHL. He’s a decent to good backup but overpaid. We all knew the Blues needed changes at forward in the offseason. With the way last year ended, and that goal in the Chicago game, I was surprised Army didn’t find a way to ship Allen out. I get he’s not the easiest asset to move but neither was Lehtera. It’s just a little hard believing that Army went into this season confident in Allen. I don’t have some full proof answer but Jake Allen is by far the Blues weakest link on the ice. It’s extremely hard for any hockey team to be successful when your goalie is the worst player.