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Goalie For Hire

from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province,

Dan Ellis has opinions and isn’t afraid to express them through various means.

Nearly two years ago, the goaltender vented via his Twitter account about a personal level of frustration regarding the 24-per-cent pay cut that was part of the expiring collective bargaining agreement….

Earlier this week, the unrestricted free agent took to his email account and reached out to this reporter to trumpet how good a fit he would be as a backup to Cory Schneider next NHL season.

How much game the 32-year-old stopper has left after appearing in just 10 games last season behind Anaheim Ducks workhorse Jonas Hiller is debatable. Especially after undergoing hernia surgery in February.

But his willingness to sell himself isn’t up for debate.

“I would love to back up Cory if the spot becomes available,” Ellis said in the email. “Helping young goalies get to their full potential is fun to be a part of. Sometimes just lightening their load makes all the difference in the world.”

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I’m gonna throw my hat in the ring too.  I’d love to be Cory Schneider’s back up!

Posted by Garth on 07/12/12 at 09:41 AM ET


Back up Cory? That will be Luongo’s job!

Posted by Puckbubba from FL. on 07/12/12 at 11:57 AM ET

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I’ll gladly take a 500k paycheck to open and close that door on the bench every game!

Posted by CaliforniaPuck31 from San Luis Obispo, CA on 07/12/12 at 01:05 PM ET

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