Stay Or Leave: Brian Elliott

The blank stare says it all. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Last contract: 2 yrs 1.7 million

2010-2011 Stats (w/ Avalanche): GP 12 W 2 L 8 OTL 1 GAA 3.83 SV% .891

It is hard to imagine a season as worst as the one Brian Elliott had, overall and his short stint with the Avalanche, so much so lets take a look at the numbers. He had the highest GAA among any goalie with more than 50 starts. If you take his numbers from the Avalanche he had the worst GAA among any goalie with more than 10 starts. Only one goalie with more than 35 starts had fewer wins than Elliott, while Budaj was tied with him. The numbers are far from pretty, which can also be said of Elliotts game.

Stay or Leave? Stay. Ugh

As much as it fears me to say Elliott will be back next season. First of all he is a RFA which makes it easy for the Avalanche to sign him and Sherman and the boys love ease. He was also traded for a guy who posted a 2.05 GAA average when he left the team in Craig Anderson. I;m almost certain the Avalanche will resign him since I highly doubt they will pick up two goalies during the offseason but now Avalanche fans have to hope and pray that the Avalanche do everything in their power to pick up a goalie who is etter than Elliott, which should be easy, so that we do not have to call him our starter more than15-20 times this season.


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