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02-26-2010, 01:15 AM
What's the Pred say?
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Originally Posted by SabreTooth3539 View Post
I liked this article:

Is it too wishful thinking to hope that Ellis is signed as our backup? I mean who else is in the market for a starting goaltender next year? (I haven't really been keeping up with that). I mean if he's going to be a backup, it might as well be here. I assume he'd only leave if a good starting position was out there.
Glad to see I'm not the only one.

This is very much a buyer's market for goaltenders, with a very small number of teams needing starters, and a large number of goalies around Ellis' skill level looking for work. Most of the teams that can afford or would have interest in Ellis would want him to play in a similar situation to the one he's in right now, and none would sign him to a long-term deal. We can probably give him 30-35 starts a year, which would be a huge help to Rinne to keep him fresh during the stretch run.

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