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2018-19 Player Review: Brian Elliott, perfectly average

Brian Elliott was signed by former then-Flyers GM Ron Hextall to essentially be a stopgap for the Flyers until the Carter Hart era could begin.

Thanks to the rapid deterioration of Elliott’s body, and the continued lifelessness of Michal Neuvirth’s, the Flyers were essentially forced for the Hart era to begin sooner than expected and for that we accept the veteran goaltenders as sacrificial lambs.

Elliott, now 34, entered the 2018-19 season as the Flyers’ de-facto No. 1 netminder with Neuvirth on the injured list to begin the season, and then for most of the season after that with a myriad of maladies.