While GM Jarmo Kekalainen is working the phones looking to acquire a defenseman (or two, according to Aaron Portzline), coach Todd Richards is looking to do something to reinvigorate the 0-6-0 Columbus Blue Jackets.
McElhinney has started one of the team’s six losses and found himself coming into another in relief of struggling starter Sergei Bobrovsky. Through those two games he has a save percentage of .889, which is a significant step up from Bobrovsky’s .835.
Adding to the reason to turn away from Bobrovsky may be the fact that his even strength save percentage is even worse than his all situation, clocking in at a truly miserable .830. His adjusted save percentage, .835. There’s not much hope to be found digging into his numbers.
Bobrovsky feels the same, it seems, saying after a loss last week that he has zero confidence.
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