Not for everyone
Obvious, right? The ginger is the orange-colored dish. I know, low hanging fruit. Thing is, it works. I know people who LOVE yams. They think, as a dish, it can hold its own on the table. I also know people who detest them, or at least think they are WAY overhyped. I like to think they’re somewhere in between on that spectrum, and Ryan Ellis is our yams.
Ellis can show flashes of greatness as a defender, and the Predators defense isn’t the same without him. At the same time, he can also make (or not make) some decisions that leave you scratching your head and asking why he would do what he did. For all he (and yams) brings to the table, it’s just not for everyone. Like yams are always on the table, Ellis is always one of our penalty shooters though it’s less than 50/50 he will convert. For his career he has more giveaways than takeaways, and that feels like an accurate description of yams. People insist they be a part of the meal, but their contribution to the meal can sometimes be questionable, and many people feel many different ways about them.