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Best Blues Player 

Brian Elliott

Brian Elliott stands six-foot-two. Put a pair of skates on the Blues goaltender and he towers at nearly six-foot-five. You'd think that someone that tall — especially a hockey player — would be difficult to overlook. But overlooked he was all season when the Blues chose to go with Jaroslav Halak as the team's starting net-minder and again when Halak was traded for goalie Ryan Miller. And the Miller rumors were strong and loud all year, suggesting the Blues never deemed Elliott worthy of the top goal-tending spot. All this despite Elliott playing with confidence last season and putting up a .922 save percentage and an 18-6 win/loss record in his diminished role on the team. Now that Halak and Miller are gone, Elliott will finally get his chance to shine this year, and he'll need to, with promising rookie Jake Allen right behind him.

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