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01-21-2013, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by loobarlow View Post
Dan Ellis was pretty damn good in Nashville for times. He has both a lower GAA and a higher save percentage than Ward does at any time in the NHL.

Now, there are arguments against both of those figures, but that is still a form he's held at the highest level.
That was the product of playing behind a defense featuring 3 top pairing defensemen (Weber, Suter and Hamhuis).

I will concede that Ellis did at one time find some success in the NHL, but that success was more the team and defense he was playing behind rather than any competence on his part. His career since that time is a testament to that.

And since we ice a gong show of a defense (though Faulk-Pitkanen is looking good at the moment), we can not reasonably expect Ellis to acquire any previous success.

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