you make good points and i agree. the wings also have a much better team in front of howard than elliott does. what happened to halak? injury got him out or is he just being outplayed this bad?
I'm not going to concede that the Wings "have a much better team".
We did win the only matchup so far this year, and we're only 1 pt. behind Detroit in the standings.
Both teams have also grabbed 16 pts. over their last 10 games.
Hitchcock may have been the missing piece to the puzzle in St. Louis. This team was supposed to have been really good last year, but fell short. Hopefully this pace (or something close to it) continues.
Halak just got off to a really bad start this year.
He has played much better over his last 6 games.
Elliot has been lights out all year. And had he played the bulk of the games to start the year (not sure why he would though as he came into the season as the backup, even though Halak looked really bad in preseason as well and Elliot was very good), the Blues would probably be in 1st overall...not even close. Halak cost us three or four games to start the season that we should have easily won...he was pretty bad.