What’s wrong with Jordan Binnington? Breaking down Blues goalie video with 2 former NHL goalie coaches – The Athletic

In a match Jordan Binnington was supposed to have, he got the hook.

The Blues goaltender allowed four goals on 13 shots Friday night and was trailed with the team behind Edmonton by three goals.

Many mistakes were made around Binnington, but the 28-year-old veteran was not beyond reproach. And with the Blues subsequently catching the Oilers behind Ville Husso — and earning a point in a 6-5 overtime loss — the questions about what’s wrong with the Stanley Cup-winning goaltender will continue.

Binnington was spared the loss, but that doesn’t change the fact that he’s 13-13-4 this season with a 3.25 goals-against-average and .891 save percentage.

The Blues will almost certainly ride Husso in the final 15 games of the regular season and, if they qualify, in the playoffs. But what about Binnington? Don’t play it at all? What about the last five years remaining on his contract?

It is complicated.

In order to understand what is going on with Binnington, The Athletic interviewed two former NHL goaltending coaches, with a total of 45 years in the league, asking them to give their opinion on the reasons for his abandonment and rate some video clips of him in action. The plays were chosen to illustrate the key saves he made a few years ago and the badly played goals he allowed this season.

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