Thread: Value of: Keaton Ellerby to Winnipeg
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01-18-2013, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Dale Teemuchuk View Post
I really don't know much about his development. He has gotten little playing time at NHL level so far. But his pedigree is there and he's still relatively young. If the guy can step in and give us some tough stay-at-home minutes... we need a D-man who can provide that now with Bogo out, but also for the next couple years when Hainsey's gone and 'til Trouba is ready. Is an asking price of solely picks out of the question? Is he hoped to provide top 4 minutes for Florida in the next year or two?
This short season is a make or break year for him with near ready prospects like Robak and Petrovic nipping on his heels so to speak. The Panthers need a dman or two like Weaver and Jovo to shelter those young guys (don't forget young guys like Kulikov and Guds too). In saying that, I agree with the above Panthers poster that this is Ellerby's time to step up to see if he can handle some Top 4 Dmen minutes with: Garrison gone, Gud's off season injury, Jovo's age & Kulikov just re-signing today. Day #1 of this short season.. eyes will already be on Ellerby to see what type of role he can handle.

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