Ellis on Team 990

Dan Ellis was on the Team 990 and he said all the right things, praising the organization and adding that he would be more than happy to sign here for the right price.

“If the right offer is there, 100% we’ll move forward with that,” he said of signing with the Canadiens.

Ellis knows Tomas Plekanec and Andrei Kostitsyn from his days in Hamilton, and he knows Michael Cammalleri and Hal Gill.

He added:

“Carey Price is one of the best up and coming goaltenders in the league. He has untapped potential.”

“It makes for a successful team, and that is what you want to be a part of.”


  1. TripleX says:

    Sutter has officially lost all sense of reason.  The dude was already run out of town once and he brings him back.  The Flames fans will not be pleased at all.


    “Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.”

  2. Bill H says:

    Holy s**t!  Tanguay signs with Calgary for $1.7M.

    So he’s screaming to get out of Calgary, gets traded to Montreal, signs with Tampa Bay the next year, doesn’t work out there, so he goes back to Calgary.

  3. 123456 says:

    that my friends is how you play the funny. good job.


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  4. Bill J says:

    Fine a Cookie 😛 lol

  5. 123456 says:

    i only did that as a joke – i posted three d men to florida and changed after biron deal was announced.

    i’d still like a prize – maybe a cookie??

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  6. Favorite Son says:

    Well we don’t want to upset The Chosen One.

  7. Bill J says:

    Deadline for entry was 11:59 – cheater posts Biron to NYR after Biron signed 😛

  8. Favorite Son says:

    I guess Biron only wants to play 10 games next season.

  9. 123456 says:

    it’s dark grey with leather interior  right??

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  10. Bill J says:

    1 for 3 so far 😉

  11. Fab K says:

    Biron signs with rangers

  12. TripleX says:

    Biron to sign with Rangers with a two year deal at under a million a year.  PG missed out on a pretty good backup.


    “Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.”

  13. 123456 says:

    aaron ward – florida

    ruslan salei – florida

    biron – rangers

    yup put all my eggs in one basket – i’m not playing with my money so WTH.




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  14. Jbird says:

    Sounds like fun – No possible way I can go so you are all spared of my bad misunderstood jokes, lack of real hockey knowledge, and very loud heckling of the opposing team at the game. 😉

  15. Favorite Son says:

    Who do you suggest we target for AK?

  16. TripleX says:

    From Twitter account of Bob McKenzie:

    Now confirmed, Meszaros from TB to PHI for a second round pick.

    Also from Bob McKenzie:

    Almost goes without saying, Dan Ellis is going to market. Negotiations with MTL never even got off the ground.

     via web“Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.”

  17. habsfansince91 says:

    that deals fine by me

  18. slapshot777 says:



    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

  19. petrov14 says:

    Theres always one….

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  20. petrov14 says:




    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  21. ed lopaz says:

    From Robert L. yesterday

    “My contract speculation to Price is a three year deal worth $7,800,000, or an average cap hit of $2.6M, renegotiable after two seasons, as per the CBA”


  22. Ian Cobb says:

    There are a lot of players going to be disappointed and without work. Montreal knows what they will offer and no more. So the guys that play the wait and see game, will be out of luck and out of the league.

    To many players on the market now. Clubs will turn the page on them very quickly, if they do not sign, and it is about time

  23. N.B.habs fan says:

    If Price dosen’t sign,we will need Ellis.

  24. HabFanSince72 says:

    Tony- were the contest rules not clear enough for you?

  25. Favorite Son says:

    I seriously doubt Ellis will sign here now. If he’s looking at all options (he has the right to, obviously), I don’t see how Mtl can give him the best offer, due to our cap issues. Not a big deal though, I’m pretty sure we’ll all be ok if he’s not on our team.

  26. SlovakHab says:

    OK, I’ll bite:

    Volchenkov -> Washington

    Malhotra -> Leaf of Maples

    Biron -> Rangers

  27. Castor says:

    Have you made your decision for Christ?!


    *we could go on all day

  28. HabFanSince72 says:

    Are you interested? I know you are, because it’s fuck or walk. You close
    or you hit the bricks.

  29. HabFanSince72 says:

    Kovalchuk – LA Kings

    Matt Cullen – Wild

    Marty Turo – Sharks


  30. Castor says:

    Second prize is a set of steak knifes…..

    Third prize is you’re fired.

    You get the picture?

  31. filincal says:

    I don’t think that qualifies as league minimum….





  32. filincal says:

    I don’t think that qualifies as league minimum….





  33. Chorske says:

    OMG, 25 minutes is nowhere near enough time to prepare. And I could REALLY use an Eldorado.

  34. HabFanSince72 says:

    Sincey’s H I/O Free Agency Hockey Pool.

    Rules are simple. You pick player/team duos (max = 3). First announced correct signing wins the pool.

    1st prize is a Cadillac Eldorado.



  35. twocents says:

    He was on the radio. Read Mio’s comments below.

  36. punkster says:

    For Pete’s sake, why?


  37. twocents says:

    Jesus H, you guys think Ellis called 990? No, they called. He was good enough to talk.

    He politely said, I have a figure in mind, the Habs haven’t matched it. So, I want to see what’s out there. But all things being equal, I’d love to be here.

    What the f#&k else do you want? It’s his free agency. 

  38. Bill J says:


    You forgot about Chris Higgins!!! :O

  39. Storm Man says:

    Keep drinking.

  40. HabFab says:

                                                  MONEY TALKS


    using nhlnumbers.com and substituting PK for MacPac 
    we have $8,168,000 Cap left

    – still need at least 4
    forwards and 2 goaltenders

    – put in already signed Ellers
    ($1.271) and White ($.85) leaving $6,041,000

    – leaves around $2 ml
    for Lapierre and Boyd

    – Moore or Pacioretty ($.875) maybe
    substituted for one of the 4 forwards if money is right

    – leaves
    $4 ml for Price and a veteran backup

    – expect Price doesn’t get
    signed until others done

    – this leaves ZERO for injury call ups
    unless the player is LTIR

  41. Chorske says:

    So sign the gorram piece of paper, jackass. Quit tellin’ us how pretty we are.

  42. TripleX says:

    Oh please!  LOL

    What do you expect the dude to say to a Montreal radio station?

    Komisarek said he loved Montreal as well as he walked out the door to free agency.  Come on HIO!


    “Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.”

  43. Kevin Mio says:

    Are we not supposed to report what he says? Come on, TripleX!

  44. solomio says:

    Money talks bullshit walks. He’ll be going where the money is.

  45. solomio says:

    And forget Ellis I want to know what Boyd is saying.

  46. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    wonder where sal is today we need his energy

  47. Storm Man says:

    The same as Ellis. I want to play here but show me alot of greenback.

  48. TripleX says:

    “Dan Ellis was on the Team 990 10 10:05 a.m. and listening to his interview with Tony Marinaro, he wants to sign with the Canadiens.”

    That was not reporting on what he said.


    “Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.”

  49. Kevin Mio says:

    Were you listening? He said if the offer is right, he will sign here 100%. I guess that means he doesn’t want to sign here, right?

  50. TripleX says:

    Kevin, what exactly do you presume “if the offer is right” to mean?  I conclude it basically means all options are open and he will take the BEST offer on the table.

    My beef with your comment is that it implies that Ellis is willing to take LESS to sign here because Montreal is so attractive to him.

    I may be wrong and if so I apologize.


    “Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.”

  51. Kevin Mio says:

    Not sure how what I wrote implies he would take less money to sign here. He always said if the offer was right and that is what I wrote.

  52. sillywalk says:

    “My beef with your comment is that it implies that Ellis is willing to
    take LESS to sign here because Montreal is so attractive to him.”


    How exactly did you read into it to get that conclusion? There was no such implication.

  53. Tharsis says:

    Dude chill out man, Mio is reporting exactly what was said, it is not up to him to decide whether Ellis is full of BS or not.  You can and have done that all by yourself.



    Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.

  54. Omit says:

    Hi Kevin,

    Aren’t you glad you get to work on a holiday?

  55. Kevin Mio says:

    This is the best holiday around, Omit!

  56. Jbird says:


  57. timkbryant says:

    Then sign for a year at a low rate. Then re-evaluate at the end of the season.

  58. avatar_58 says:

    Yeah I don’t buy it until he signs. Sounds like he’s trying to make it Gauthier’s fault if he walks. Either he wants backup money or he doesn’t. Choose

  59. dudurules says:

    Lats 2yrs $5 mill in Minnie… start the slump dance.

  60. G-Man says:

    Minnesota is better with him. 50 to 60 goals in the next 2 seasons.

  61. monero says:

    seemed very excited… cherr.


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  62. Mattyleg says:

    Why is everyone so irate about this?? It may not be ink-on-paper, but it’s not BAD news.

    Cheer up, people, it’s a holiday.


    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  63. Jbird says:

    Not bad news at all – and it is defiantly the only news. So what gives? Why would anyone be mad.  geez.  

  64. matmacat says:

    70 to 80

  65. SlovakHab says:

    80 to 90

  66. Chorske says:

    les voici, here dey are

  67. twocents says:

    Come on, boys. stop effing around.

    100-110 and two Rocket Richard awards.

  68. Bill J says:

    Are we talking about Lats’s goal production here or Minnesota’s ? lol

  69. Chorske says:

    lol, it’s what we DO here 😉

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