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02-20-2011, 11:41 AM
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This is true however one is 6'3" and 200lbs. while the other is considered small by NHL standards and has yet to play an NHL game (not all on him to be fair). Despite our need for a d-man, IMO Ellis is the wrong type of d-man unless he has top pairing potential, I could be wrong but I don't see that in Ellis. I'm not saying that we couldn't use Ellis' skill set, just that we'd need a Bogosian type d prospect if we were trading Paajarvi and even then since we are rebuilding I'd sooner draft a D and a C in the top 10 of the draft this year and next than trading away Paajarvi.
I don't think you have seen enough of Ellis to make this statement. Granted, it has been maybe 8 games the last 2 preseasons, but he handles nhl weight well. the kid is smart and doesn't trap himself like a lumbering dman, so I guess you can't tell if he can take a bone crushing hit. Suter went down last night from a hit from doan. Can he not handle the NHL?
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