My thoughts today are about Ryan Ellis, Alexander Semin, and the New York Islanders.
I know many of you know who Ryan Ellis is. Canadian born defenseman who played with the Windsor Spitfires in the OHL. He will now be in the AHL with the Milwaukee Admirals. He is expected to do BIG things for the Nashville Predators in upcoming seasons. Ellis has high trade value right now. And, there are rumors that the New York Islanders and the Predators are supposed to a trade before camp starts. Now, many of you people might disagree with my opinion, but here it is. I really DO NOT see Ryan Ellis ever being a official Nashville Predator. When I mean official, I mean playing with the team in the regular season for some games. The player I think that could help the Predators is LW Blake Comeau who scored 46 points in 77 games. So, here it is.
Ryan Ellis for Blake Comeau.
Now, there have been rumors that Alexander Semin will be in a Gold jersey. I think that we would have to trade a couple of prospects for him. I really hope that the Preds get him, but what will we have to pay for him? I don’t know if Poile is willing to trade a lot for him.
Back to Ryan Ellis.
Ellis’ stats are AMAZING, in the OHL. Ryan has broke many records in that league. To survive in the NHL as a defenseman, you have to be physical. Ryan Ellis is a scoring power-play player. I don’t know if he will work. Ryan Ellis is 5’10 172 lbs. Not very big. Ellis is also not very fast either, which is disappointing. The Nashville Predators have a lot of depth at the position right now, maybe not next year, but that is a whole different discussion I will write later. So, with that said, why not trade him for a top line scorer?
What do you think?