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Written By: Mark ôThe Hard Hitterö Ritter

The Nashville Predators have a reputation of developing good goaltenders, case and point, Dan Ellis and Pekka Rinne. Like a lot of things in life, nothing lasts forever, so too is the case with NashvilleÆs goaltenders, or so it seems.

Dan Ellis arrived on the NHL scene with little fanfare. But, with the Predators struggling in the regular season, Ellis made the most of his opportunities when called upon to replace former Predators starting goalie Chris Mason, eventually supplanting Mason as the teams starter.

The 2007/08 season saw Ellis play a total of 44 games,. His 23-10-3 record, 2.34 (12th in NHL) goals against average, .924 save percentage (1st in NHL) and six shut outs (T-3rd in NHL) helped ...

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