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yes but the habs now have ellis and boyd's rights so it is probable they will sign with them

ellis as backup and boyd as 2nd or 3rd line center

I could see Boyd signing but I believe Ellis will be looking for a starters position so will test free agency and see what comes of it.

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Boyd's arrival might spell the end for Dominic Moore. Ellis is interesting. Gauthier wouldn't have traded for his rights unless he was reasonably certain of being able to re-sign him at an affordable price. What's intriguing about Ellis is that he's only 30 and someone who will definitely push Carey to excel, rather than being clearly just a backup goalie.

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Boyd's arrival might spell the end for Dominic Moore. Ellis is interesting. Gauthier wouldn't have traded for his rights unless he was reasonably certain of being able to re-sign him at an affordable price. What's intriguing about Ellis is that he's only 30 and someone who will definitely push Carey to excel, rather than being clearly just a backup goalie.

You mean like the way Holmgren did with Hamhuis then Nabakov? ;) Word is Ellis sees himself as a starter isn't it?

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very interesting.

Boyd for SK would be fine by me. A 2 day head start on Ellis is a nice throw in, although i would have though Biron was more up our alley (more experienced, older, less likely to still want a #1 spot).

I presume the "futures" would be a pick or prospect, depending upon whether we sign Ellis or not.

I am curious if this means AK stays or not. Some say he plays better or worse when his brother is or isnt around - maybe moving him away completely removes the distraction & AK can finally get his head screwed on straight. He's got a hell of a lot of talent after all.

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Boyd's arrival might spell the end for Dominic Moore. Ellis is interesting. Gauthier wouldn't have traded for his rights unless he was reasonably certain of being able to re-sign him at an affordable price. What's intriguing about Ellis is that he's only 30 and someone who will definitely push Carey to excel, rather than being clearly just a backup goalie.

Agreed on Both counts. I like this move, although its a bit surprising to me - it felt like they were giving Carey the reigns...Ellis would make one think "you still have to earn it, kid." ;)

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I like this trade, I think our third line will be this;

Patches - Eller - Boyd

All over 6' and all under 23, could all crash and bang and all pot 10-20 goals a piece, pretty decent young line!

Agreed. Im leaning more and more towards a "kid line" like they used to have in Edmonton...

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You mean like the way Holmgren did with Hamhuis then nabakov? ;) Word is Ellis sees himself as a starter isn't it?

Well, I'm not saying Ellis is a lock to sign here. ;) I'm just saying that you don't normally trade for a soon-to-be UFA unless you're confident of being able to re-sign him.

Ellis can see himself as a starter all he wants. He didn't play much last year and will have to take a cheap contract just to find NHL employment with all the quality goalies floating around. If he signs and his play warrants becoming the starter, that's another story.

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