Oh yeah, Brian Elliott left the ice at Scotiabank Place Friday morning. Minutes later, dealt to the Colorado Avalanche for Craig Anderson.
Believe it or not, this move makes sense.
Anderson is excited. Elliott is gone. Makes plenty of sense really.
Look, Elliott could not get the job done here. He is not a No. 1, never has been a No. 1 and couldn’t handle the pressure of being a No. 1. All he had to do from time-to-time was take a little responsibility.
Cory Clouston made his bed with Elliott. At some point or another that’s going to cost Clouston his job. My guess is since the season ends on April 9th, they’ll probably thank Clouston for his services on April 11th. That’s a story for another day.
In any case, we were talking about the goalies.
Anderson is going to get a chance to play here. The pro scouts had better be right about him. If he can stop the puck and be stable, then this will be a good acquisition for the Senators. Ottawa just needs a guy who can be solid in the net. He has shown he can take the ball and carry it.
We’ve been forced to watch Pascal Leclaire’s career melt down before our eyes. Maybe Elliott will be better off with a fresh start. Maybe he’ll come to the realization you can’t always blame someone else.