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[ANA/TB] Ducks Acquire Goaltender Ellis from Tampa Bay for McElhinney

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02-24-2011, 10:22 AM
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clearly the ducks believe Hiller will be out for sometime still

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He makes Cloutier look like a Vezina winner...
Odd trade. So ANA upgrades while Tampa downgrades but sheds salary. Wierd.

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I totally forgot that we still have Smith in Norfolk as well. He can be brought up if McE is any worse than Ellis in backup duty.

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Lol good luck to both sides...

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Not complaining about this, leaves us with Emery-Ellis for a bit till Hiller is back.

Not giving up anything to get him, if he doesn't do the job we can trade / waive him at the end of the year or something.

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oh my, the Ducks dug deep for that one. I can't believe Ellis got anything other than a 1-way ticket to the minors.

Stevie Y; GENIUS!

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I totally forgot that we still have Smith in Norfolk as well. He can be brought up if McE is any worse than Ellis in backup duty.
re-entry waivers though...

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Ellis is terrible. I feel bad for Hiller. The guy was one of the very top goalies in the league this year and then these problems.

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re-entry waivers though...
He will not get claimed.

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I never thought I'd see a trade where Dan Ellis was the best piece being moved.

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No confidence in Emery? I thought he had a good couple games in the AHL? Especially with the cap hit for next season, and seeing that a good performance from him right now is a question mark as well, I say accquiring Ellis is a bad move.

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No confidence in Emery? I thought he had a good couple games in the AHL? Especially with the cap hit for next season, and seeing that a good performance from him right now is a question mark as well, I say accquiring Ellis is a bad move.
He is getting back up to speed, hasn't faced NHL shooters in a while, it gives the Ducks two legitimate options going forward. As a Kings fan, I am not happy about this deal

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Ellis is now gone, and Smith will be pickedup by NYI on re-entry (). Who will be the backup now in TB?

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A slight improvement for Anaheim, most likely...but just talking about these two makes me kinda want to vomit.
Well good to see you toughing through it. We're all proud of you.

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Hiller is essentially going through what forced Jeff Hackett to retire, no? Yikes.

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No confidence in Emery? I thought he had a good couple games in the AHL? Especially with the cap hit for next season, and seeing that a good performance from him right now is a question mark as well, I say accquiring Ellis is a bad move.
Well considering Hiller has an issue which can take any period of time to recover from it just gives us insurance more then anything else with an Emery-Ellis tandem.

Worse thing happens, we buy him out / waive him end of the year or something, no big deal really.

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No confidence in Emery? I thought he had a good couple games in the AHL? Especially with the cap hit for next season, and seeing that a good performance from him right now is a question mark as well, I say accquiring Ellis is a bad move.
We will see Friday. Ellis is better insurance than McFacepalm, so if Emery is still not healthy enough, we have someone who could be relied on.

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what the hell happened to hiller? seemed like he was fine and then all of the sudden he has all kinds of problems

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Wow.

2 goalie for goalie trades in a week.

Odd.

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what the hell happened to hiller? seemed like he was fine and then all of the sudden he has all kinds of problems
All kinds?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertigo

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He is getting back up to speed, hasn't faced NHL shooters in a while, it gives the Ducks two legitimate options going forward. As a Kings fan, I am not happy about this deal
Fair enough. I would have given Emery a game or two, see how he performed in the NHL before making that deal though. I would think that this deal would still be available come Monday. But the other side of the fence is better safe than sorry, and you can always send him down to get rid of the cap hit next year if you need to I guess, so no harm done.

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werent they saying it was fatigue at first?

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werent they saying it was fatigue at first?
Dizziness + fatigue as they couldn't diagnose the issue, as someone pointed out earlier it's the same issue that forced Hackett to retire

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We gain 1.5 in cap space for next season too.

I don't care if he sucks, I love it.
By this calculation your backup next year would earn 0 dollars.

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