Why Do NHL Teams Keep Employing Brian Elliott?

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  1. Vancouver Canucks

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    What will happen to Neuvirth and Mrazek, then?
     
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    Flyers had a bridge to gap and they're paying him less than what Mason received. Not an ideal situation, but the hand they felt they were dealt
     
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    It’s crazy that Philly have struggled in net since the Hextall days. Feels like a curse.
     
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    Fix your lines first. Some of those players out there shouldn't even be on the ice and yeah, Lehtera is one of them and I can guarantee some of you can name a few others. You gave the Pens SEVEN PP and you don't expect the Defending Stanley Cup Champions, who are definitely in Dynasty Mode, to capitalize? Hell, you have SIX PP and couldn't capitalize on at least one?

    Brian Elliott may be a normal or mediocre goalie but he's the -least- of your problems.
     
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    Probably because NHL teams tend to over value experience at the position. I don't even think he's that bad of a goalie, just a mentally fragile one not on par with the other goalies in the playoffs. He too often crumbles after one goal against, even if it wasn't a savable one. Whiffs on way too many pucks to be truly considered a quality #1 goalie.
     
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    Ironic. Those two were traded for each other.
     
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    Because teams think he belongs in the NHL. Why else would they sign him?
     
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    Haha sad isn't it. I guess the bottom line is that, at the end of the day the goalie is the most important piece. The trade boards are so obsessed with #1c #1d, but then you have goalies behind them that just can't stop a beach ball.

    Elliott isn't great, but top 10 goalies, giguere, roy, hasek, price, rask, lundqvist, etc don't grow on trees.
     
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    True that. Goalies are criminally underrated on this site. A good goalie can steal you a series, a good centre and defender can't.
     
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    I say this every time an Elliott thread comes up. He had a couple good seasons playing on St. Louis, but anytime he's on a team thats less than spectacular at defence he sucks. First it was Ottawa, then Colorado, and now these last couple years in Calgary and Philadelphia. I'm not sure when teams will ever learn
     
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    Goalies are the cheapest type of players to trade for.
     
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    Ottawa and Colorado had bad defenses and he was outright awful and below average at best. Philadelphia and Calgary's defense have actually been at worst better league average the last two seasons. He's just not a good goalie.
     
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    Eh an elite centre sure can't, but he can influence the game strong. A good defender absolutely can. When Anderson was struggling in rounds 1 and 2, Karlsson singlehandedly stole the series.
     
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    I thought wingers were.
     
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    They got 3 good seasons out of Mason. Biron was good to a degree. I remember Biron stole that 2008 series against Montreal.
     
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    Historically goalies are cheaper than skaters.
     
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    I just realized this is not NHL 18.
     
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    That's what this comes down to. He's a fine 1B but he shouldn't be the team's first choice in the playoffs.
     
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    Oh, they had one. They just traded him for draft picks.
     
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    Known commodity who can get hot at times. Better backup that starter IMO.

    Which backups are better? Not a whole lot I would imagine. It’s not as easy as saying “omg this guy sucks why is he employed?!?!?” when you think about the goalies behind him and his track record and GM’s usual recycling of players.
     
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    Bernier >>> Mason
     
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    Should’ve kept Mason tbh
     
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    Kaep is better than both. Get em a contract
     
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    LOL
     
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    Yep I'll trade Laine for any goalie worth his salt. Maybe hmmmm, Okay changed my mind!
     

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