A Radical Idea: Ellis to wing
View Single Post
02-20-2012, 08:57 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Originally Posted by
The wing is by far the least demanding position in terms of skating and defense. That's a big part of why Radulov is a successful winger.
Defense is by far the most demanding of the three main positions (center, wing, defense) in terms of skating ability. You have to be a good lateral and reverse skater to be successful.
You will not see a defenseman at this level that cannot skate backwards.
I'm not sure I want to try Ellis at the wing. We've played Klein there, I think we played Zidlicky there and we might have tried Koistinen there, and none of those worked out. I don't think Ellis would be all that much different.
Never said winger was harder than any position. I think that bolded is pretty obvious with every position, i was just pointing out ellis really doesnt have what it takes to be a winger in a top six role. what would he be a grinder in our bottom six? i dont think so, not enough speed or energy. he only has elite vision and a boomin slap shot, while great traits he is just better suited for defense. idk i just dont think it would do great. just my opinion.
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by CantbeatzPekka