Irony watch: “Ellerby had been passed over by Mike Weaver”

Ellerby, 24, provides a sizeable depth option on the Kings’ blue line; whether he provides anything more than that depends on L.A.’s success in coaxing development out of the 6-foot-5, 217 pound blueliner, an endeavor that Florida had found limited success in since he was selected 10th overall in 2007. Ellerby had fallen out of favor with the Panthers, with whom he had been used as a third pairing defenseman and had been passed over in usage by Mike Weaver and the emergence of Tyson Strachan. His

via Keaton Ellerby to L.A. « LA Kings Insider.

 
  • https://www.facebook.com/paul.biderman Paul Biderman

    I like Ellerby’s size and the fact that he plays a gritty game. I remember liking him more than Hickey in their draft year because of his size. Beyond that I don’t know if he’s really NHL caliber. I think the talk of him being ready to be a top 4 defenseman on the Kings is a bit optimistic. I hope he proves me wrong because the Kings could sure you a reliable guy on the blue line.

    Memo to Drew Doughty: You’re not Bobby Orr. Stop trying to go end to end every time you get the puck. You’re a defenseman. Worry about playing defense first.