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02-06-2012, 04:20 PM
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Morgan Ellis is Hockeysfuture player of the month for January

Am I too late for this one too?

Regardless, it's cool news.

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article...h_january2012/

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I love Ellis, really believe we got ourselves a steal of a 4th rounder there.

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Ellis is one of the guys that really impressed me during the preseason. He will make the NHL IMO

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I saw him play in Shawinigan last saturday against the Sea Dogs, he's solid. A laser from the point, very solid defensively. Spotted him chatting with Beaulieu at the red line during the warmup.

Beaulieu and Bournival were amazing too during that game.

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Might as well, considering they'll be teammates next year.

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This is Great News!! Maybe he will be McQuaid 2.0 hahaha. Awesome to see someone from PEI doing so well, he is very solid I think he can definately make the NHL someday

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I just want to see how will he react next year in a faster, bigger, more talented league as the AHL.

But let's not rush him too much please...Tinordi and St-Denis are in front of him anyway.

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02-07-2012, 12:48 PM
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Future of defense in Montreal is very promising!

Gorges - Subban
Tinordi - Beaulieu
Ellis - Emelin

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I just want to see how will he react next year in a faster, bigger, more talented league as the AHL.

But let's not rush him too much please...Tinordi and St-Denis are in front of him anyway.
I think he'll be in the NHL before Tinordi. Does everything better right now, but Tinordi is obviously way bigger.

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This is Great News!! Maybe he will be McQuaid 2.0 hahaha. Awesome to see someone from PEI doing so well, he is very solid I think he can definately make the NHL someday
You want him to be the second version of a terrible, borderline psychotic 6th d?

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Ellis' stock has sure risen since being a 4th round pick. I haven't seen enough of him to judge his upside, but on paper and based on reports, he's a pretty promising young d. Timmins really does his best work outside the first round, by and large.

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You want him to be the second version of a terrible, borderline psychotic 6th d?
lol, overboard a bit, but made me chuckle

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I think he'll be in the NHL before Tinordi. Does everything better right now, but Tinordi is obviously way bigger.
I basically agree with this, but I would like to see them (and Beaulieu) spend a minimum of 1 season in the AHL. Don't rush them, Subban devellopped quickly but he still had that full season in the AHL to build on his weaknesses until he was NHL ready.

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congrats to Ellis... an acknowledgement seemingly well deserved.

doesn't mean anything for his NHL future, but certainly a positive sign. Best part of the short write-up is the writer specifically pointing out that, at least in his view, the accolade is based on his own merit and not as a by-product of playing with the talented/touted Gormley.


Very excited to see where he's add development-wise in 2-3 years, could turn into another later-round gem by Timmins & co.

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I basically agree with this, but I would like to see them (and Beaulieu) spend a minimum of 1 season in the AHL. Don't rush them, Subban devellopped quickly but he still had that full season in the AHL to build on his weaknesses until he was NHL ready.
And he still wasn't...

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I saw him play in Shawinigan last saturday against the Sea Dogs, he's solid. A laser from the point, very solid defensively. Spotted him chatting with Beaulieu at the red line during the warmup.

Beaulieu and Bournival were amazing too during that game.
how is his skating ? puck skills ? hockey sense ?

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Ellis is a steal... He will turn out to be an important part to our defense...

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how is his skating ? puck skills ? hockey sense ?
I went to the Habs camp last summer. His skating is solid, he is a little on the small side but he makes up for it in speed.

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Ellis is a steal... He will turn out to be an important part to our defense...



I went to the Habs camp last summer. His skating is solid, he is a little on the small side but he makes up for it in speed.
I thought he was like, 6'3" or something. Or are you saying he's skinny?

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I thought he was like, 6'3" or something. Or are you saying he's skinny?
My bad... I thought he was small... I guess he is pretty big and skate fast. Even better !

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I basically agree with this, but I would like to see them (and Beaulieu) spend a minimum of 1 season in the AHL. Don't rush them, Subban devellopped quickly but he still had that full season in the AHL to build on his weaknesses until he was NHL ready.
Yeah, Ellis has the benefit that our defense on the right side isn't as deep as the left.

I think he's listed at 6'2", but he's not as solid as Subban yet.

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I just want to see how will he react next year in a faster, bigger, more talented league as the AHL.

But let's not rush him too much please...Tinordi and St-Denis are in front of him anyway.
St-Denis.... he is 26 years old. He is already at his plateau, in a minor pro league. If he is not a regular NHL'r yet... he ain't gonna be next year, or in two years.

I would be happy to see him play a few games in relief of injuries to the pro squad.

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And he still wasn't...
Subban? He was definitely NHL ready imho. He jumped in and did pretty well quickly and he's now playing big minutes. There is an adaptation period years in the AHL can't prepare a player to anyways.

I think the main problem with Subban is the expectations that were placed on him. Many expect him to be a Norris candidate already so they end up disappointed. He's still a top2 defensemen on this team and will likely be for the next decade or more.

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how is his skating ? puck skills ? hockey sense ?
Skating is fluid, good first pass and first PP and PK unit. Not the kind of player that tries to do it all by himself. He's paired with Gormley so that makes one heck of a duo and helps alot, but he was doing great even before the Gormley trade.

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Ellis is a steal... He will turn out to be an important part to our defense...



I went to the Habs camp last summer. His skating is solid, he is a little on the small side but he makes up for it in speed.
haha absolute opposite review of Ellis. Although he is speedy, he is very big for a junior.


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