Ellis to test free-agent market:TSN

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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  1. BrianSkrudland says:

    Nicely done.

  2. petrov14 says:

    Je ne peux pas lire le fran├žais

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  3. petrov14 says:

    ZING!

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  4. pic1983 says:

    Ummm really dude? Kovlachuk in NHL10 is beast! Hard wrister, mid glove-side from the top of the left circle – Guaranteed goal!

  5. pic1983 says:

    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.

  6. pic1983 says:

    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.

  7. pic1983 says:

    hahaha good one

  8. pic1983 says:

    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…

  9. punkster says:

    ?

    FREE TIMO!

  10. WarHero says:

    The non-rumor based blogs are good. Some very thoughtfull opinions can be found by reading them :)

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  11. Caper says:

    She was goooood loooooooooking.

  12. Storm Man says:

    +1 It is only the CFL.

  13. Curtis O Habs says:

    Does he wear just a jock strap?

  14. Max_a_million says:

    Engels is good, the rest is crap.

  15. Max_a_million says:

    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.

  16. habstrinifan says:

    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.

  17. mrhabby says:

    a 1st rounder and 3rd rounder for halak….is this not good. its about young talent.

  18. aemarchand11 says:

    Sumo Wrestler would have a heart attack and die on the ice

  19. ZepFan2 says:

    No probs, Smithers. hehe

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  20. ArmyFan says:

    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.

  21. ZepFan2 says:

    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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