To everyone freaking out. Sometimes players actually don't want to sign in certain cities. Don't you think Biron wanted to stay in the greater New York area. Ellis will get more games in Tampa, more money in Tampa and less taxes there as well + the sunshine for 2 years as a close to back up goalie. I know where I would signed even if Montreal offered me 2 mill a year.
I seriously doubt that Dan Ellis signs with the Habs.
He clearly wanted the #1 goalie spot... That's why he didn't signed with Nashville... Pekka Rinne stole his job.
Now do you guys really believe that he will want to back up Carey Price for under 2 millions/year ?!
If I were him, why not wait a few more hours and see what the market can offer me ?! There's 2-3 teams that will be looking for a potential #1 goalie like the Flyers, the Sharks, the Lightning, etc... He could probably signs a 2-3 years deal for 2-2.5/year.
Sorry to burst your balloons guys, but Ellis is already gone, before he even has the chance to play a single game with this team !!
Yes, yes... I was right once again, regarding Ellis not signing with the Habs !!