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07-02-2013, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Smashville615 View Post
Ellis will be fine in my opinion. Does he need to get bigger? Yes of coarse and the same could be said for a lot of players. He will get bigger, faster, and better. Don't forget they had no training camp last year. So he has been through what 1 legit off season.
The Preds just hired a guy who was one of the best smaller offensive defensemen that has played in the NHL. This hire was not made without Ellis in mind. With that said not every player will we perfect and ideal in every aspect. Give the kid a damn chance. The Preds didn't draft him as high as they did by drawing a name out of a hat. I think the Preds staff know a thing or two about defensemen.
They do know defensemen for the most part. However, they've made a few blunders too.
Like Ryan Parent or even Jon Blum

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