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UFA Targets 2017: Brian Elliott

The Jets need a goalie, Brian Elliott has a history of success. Should the Jets pursue him?

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Brian Elliott had a tough start to his season with the Calgary Flames and an incredibly tough playoffs, but that does not mean he would be a bad fit for the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets have never had a solid goalie situation and unless Connor Hellebuyck is able to fully recover his rookie form, they need to have a solid number one, which is exactly what Elliott is.

First of all, when it comes to Hellebuyck he is working with a different goalie coach this summer. The problem is, he looks to have gotten away from what made him a good goalie in the first place. If it takes more than a summer for him to recover his form, what are the Jets going to do with their starter position? That is where Elliott comes in.

Brian Elliott has played in 371 NHL games and has an average save percentage of 0.913. That average includes two terrible years with the Colorado Avalanche. It is quite possible that Elliott will not be the goalie saviour for the Jets, but attempting to sign the man who put up a 0.910 save percentage behind a team that only had three top four defenders would still be an improvement for the Jets.