There’s Daggers In Men’s Smiles


Has anyone noticed that the St. Louis Blues have fallen out of love with their de-facto #1 goalie, Jaroslav Halak, and have spied out a new girlfriend…Jake Allen?

When interviewed (from the bench) Halak was asked if he felt he was left at the altar, as it where; Halak said, “I do not understand…the Blues loved me…the media loved me and now it is as if they have forgotten the free pass…I mean good press they have been giving me these past three years…what about how I stood on my head in the 2009-2010 playoffs…I thought I would be able to ride that for at least another year or two.”

Doug Armstrong was asked how he could make such a dramatic turnabout with his goalies in such a short period of time. His answer: “All of our goalies are number one goalies…they just are strategically positioned at the rink in ways that put the team in the best position to win night in and night out.”

Elliot was asked if he enjoys the view from up top…His reply: “Last year I gave this team, the Blues, the most shut outs – 9 …the lowest goals against average – 1.56 and the highest save percentage – .940 in the history of the St. Louis Blues organization …DID YOU HEAR ME?…IN THE HISTORY OF THE ORGANIZATION and I am rewarded with this…a ‘luxury box seat’.”

Elliott was asked if this has affected his confidence at all. “What do you think?”

Jake Allen was asked how he felt about his good fortune. Jake’s reply: “I think this is a great opportunity for me…I just hope they realize, at some point soon that I am just an average to slightly above average AHL goalie …or things could get real ugly when the playoffs start.”

Well, “What’s done is done.” So Shakespeare sayith. But the hounds of Sheol payith when the Blues season tankith. “Love’s labor lost.” Again.

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Lumpy Rutherford
Lumpy Rutherford is the head writer for the Toast Dispatch. His favorite topics are St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Jeremy Rutherford and former Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak.