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03-16-2009, 01:45 PM
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Barney Gumble
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Defensemen also typically take longer to develop. Ellington isn't exactly delighting me with his play, but there's no point to give up on him. Perhaps he just needs to be 'nurtured' via Gillis' new development philosophy.

Regardless, the Canucks have next to nothing in the farm system when it comes to defensemen, so you have to take what you can get.
I don't want to give the impression that Ellington is completely garbage and shouldn't have been drafted - only that Nonis shouldn't have selected so high (could care less if they were "worried" another team was interested in him).

It's because our farm system is so sparse with offensively gifted players that I have this opinion. Especially when we already had a defensive defenseman prospect who is also a defensive defenseman with probably the same upside/downside - Rahimi.

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