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09-30-2009, 08:29 AM
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Ryan Ellis

Just wondering how this kid made out at camp this year? I see they sent him back to Windsor. I was really hoping my team (Oilers) would have drafted him this year, but didn't happen. He's small, but I think he's gonna be a star in this league. Likely your D was too deep for him this year, and another year of Jr. will be good for him.

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09-30-2009, 08:34 AM
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He played surprisingly well. Got some game time and didn't look completely out of place. He's really tiny, though.

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Yeah, he was a midget out there, but didn't act like one at all. He was even throwing his body around and overall, didn't look bad for a kid that just got drafted. I can't remember if we have ever had a new draftee look so comfortable in a preseason game.

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He played very well, didn't seem out of place, and seemed like he saw the game well and it didn't seem too fast for him.
But yea, we all hope he adds some muscle, he was tough but did get pushed around by bigger guys.

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For the preseason game that I saw him in, his defensive game was fine. You didn't notice his size because of his hockey sense. His offensive game (in the preseason game) was suspect though. A lot of turnovers, but probably to be expected for the preseason game. His offensive game in practice is outstanding; his shot is a thing of beauty.

He needs more seasoning of course, but looked pretty good during training camp.

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In his preseason game, I was really, really hoping to see him unleash a few slapshots, but it never really materialized. He got to pair up with Shea freakin' Weber so I was sure he would have some space along the blueline, but he appeared to be in pass-first mode while on the PP (also paired with Weber).

He tried an open-ice check, but is a little bit too small for it right now and despite almost knocking the guy down, he bounced back as much as the guy he hit...

I hope he can bulk up like Blum has. Both drafted as tiny, hugely offensive, guys.

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He got to pair up with Shea freakin' Weber so I was sure he would have some space along the blueline, but he appeared to be in pass-first mode while on the PP (also paired with Weber).
Maybe that's because he was on a power play unit with Shea Weber.

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10-03-2009, 08:35 AM
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But whe nd you think he'll get a chance to play? With Weber, Suter, Blum, Franson, etc. there are not a lot of openings on your blue line.

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But whe nd you think he'll get a chance to play? With Weber, Suter, Blum, Franson, etc. there are not a lot of openings on your blue line.
Ellis is 2 years away from making his NHL debut, maybe 3. However, by the time that he is ready to step in full-time we will have the space with expiring contracts and turnover.

A different style of defenseman, but I think Charles Oliver-Roussel will break into the lineup around the same time as well...

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With all the D we have signed now. This rules out us seeing Ellis this year, right? What about the Ads?

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With all the D we have signed now. This rules out us seeing Ellis this year, right? What about the Ads?
Ellis misses the deadline by just a few days to play in the AHL (must be 20 years old by January 1st of current season or have played 4 years of CHL hockey) and must be returned to Windsor (OHL) if he doesn't make the team out of camp.

I think pending his performance at prospect camp and in training camp that we might see Ellis start the season in Nashville if all the pieces fall into place, but he would not be kept up for more than 10 games before being sent back to keep his contract eligible to slide and not start the clock on his deal or on his free agency age...

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Could Ryan Ellis be the exception that breaks the rule and he manages to stay with the Preds?

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Could Ryan Ellis be the exception that breaks the rule and he manages to stay with the Preds?
No. He doesn't have the size to stay with the team just yet. If he had Wilson's size there might be a chance but no.

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Part of me thinks on a sick level it might be interesting to keep him up...even as a seventh d-man\power play specialist.

I just don't know that another year in Windsor is going to do him any good.

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If he goes back to junior, I don't think it will be with windsor. I think he will get the peiterangelo treatment and be traded within the ohl. Windsor is losing most of what brought them the two straight memorial cups. from what I understand from one of the few sources i have, he has every intention of making our roster this year. I know that is the goal of every prospect, but he doesn't want to play in windsor next year. he has nothing else to prove on that level.

but then I argued with my guy that playing d on an offensively challenged team would better prepare him for nashville than playing on a stacked team.

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06-21-2010, 09:27 AM
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but then I argued with my guy that playing d on an offensively challenged team would better prepare him for nashville than playing on a stacked team.
God I love that Predators optimism. It's like watching the fanbase turn into Red Sox fans pre 2004.

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06-21-2010, 09:34 AM
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I don't know why but I still wouldn't mind trading Ellis. Is that a bad thing? I really just think we could use a blue chip forward prospect more than Ryan Ellis...

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I don't know why but I still wouldn't mind trading Ellis. Is that a bad thing? I really just think we could use a blue chip forward prospect more than Ryan Ellis...
I definitely would be open to that, especially given that for all his promise, I think he has the highest bust risk of any of our first round picks since Brian Finley.

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I definitely would be open to that, especially given that for all his promise, I think he has the highest bust risk of any of our first round picks since Brian Finley.
Even more than Legwand?

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Ellis misses the deadline by just a few days to play in the AHL (must be 20 years old by January 1st of current season or have played 4 years of CHL hockey) and must be returned to Windsor (OHL) if he doesn't make the team out of camp.

I think pending his performance at prospect camp and in training camp that we might see Ellis start the season in Nashville if all the pieces fall into place, but he would not be kept up for more than 10 games before being sent back to keep his contract eligible to slide and not start the clock on his deal or on his free agency age...
I think your right on. Everyone should have a good chance to see him and he has the chance to show what he has. i hop he has added 15 pounds over the summer. At his size he must bulk up some to add some durablility, otherwise he is gonna be squashed.

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