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This from TSN’s Bob McKenzie via Twitter: All indications are that goaltender Dan Ellis will be going to market tomorrow. Doesn’t preclude MTL as a destination, but opens it up.
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Ummm really dude? Kovlachuk in NHL10 is beast! Hard wrister, mid glove-side from the top of the left circle – Guaranteed goal!
Exactly, any team looking for a legit number one isnt going to sign dan ellis. The best he could do is another back-up gig, and where else better to be the back-up than in montreal considering we have an unproven goalie and good potential for ellis to steal some starts.
I think he signs with us. We certainly made him a fair offer and his agent is certainly telling him to wait. He’s 30 and has never been a proven starter, I dont see teams swooping him to scoop him up for big dollars. Id say montreal is the best place for him to sign as he may actually have the chance of being our top goalie if carey falters.
hahaha good one
Thats why i go on hockey buzz. I like reading the team blogs. Its a good way to see how other fanbases feel about their respective teams.
If some of us think we have it tough in MTL, just imagine fans in SJ, Vancouver, Calgary, edmonton etc…
The non-rumor based blogs are good. Some very thoughtfull opinions can be found by reading them
Never judge another man’s decision poor until you actually have proof of it failing!
She was goooood loooooooooking.
+1 It is only the CFL.
Does he wear just a jock strap?
Engels is good, the rest is crap.
Boo … I don’t like it. You would get a guy with all of the what we used to do’s when I was almost captain of the team.
Bettman wont allow it. Don Cherry would have a problem with it. And Pierre McGuire would sy ” I have nothing against the sumo.. I think he is a fine fellow.. but he has no lateral game.
a 1st rounder and 3rd rounder for halak….is this not good. its about young talent.
Sumo Wrestler would have a heart attack and die on the ice
No probs, Smithers. hehe
“Fans are great, but the quickest way to start losing is to listen to them.”
– Sam Pollock
Why would he accept an offer? Because there are a crapload of free agent goaltenders this year who are a lot more proven than Ellis, and who wouldn’t be that much more expensive. And there are only a small handful of teams who are likely looking for a starting goaltender.
Supply is FAR greater than demand for goaltenders this year. It is definitely his prerogative to wait and test the market, but accepting a reasonable offer from Mtl before tomorrow is, in my view, more prudent than holding out for a little bit more, and risking getting left out in the cold. Or accepting whatever scraps get thrown his way in September.
I like to look at it as we acquired a 1st and 3rd rounder for Halak. Not bad at all.
“Neither will sign as it is in their interest to go the FA route.”
If we had did this (Ellis and Boyd) with Cammi last year, would you have believed he would have signed here or tried out FA?
I think we know the answer!
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