I know goalies are more flexible than the rest of us (steel I-beams set in concrete are more flexible than me) but Dan Ellis is just amazing. Look at how he bends himself around to place his foot in his mouth here!
@33dellis "If you lost 18% of your income would you be happy? I can honestly say that I am more stressed about money now then when I was in college. I can't explain it and I never thought it would be the case but it is true. $ in no way makes u more happy or makes life much easier. If you don't make a lot of money I don't expect u to understand in the same way I could never understand what it is like to risk my life Daily as a fire fighter or police officer...especially not a soldier. There r pros and cons to every profession. U r kidding yourself.. If u think money makes things any easier."
When people started calling Ellis on this brain-fart rant on Twitter, he took a page out of the South Park parody of Michael Jackson to reply:
@33dellis "RT @ArsonistSavior:u get PAID to PLAY HOCKEY.. suck it up. feel free to go work construction if the "pressure" gets too rough...ignorant!"
For those not used to reading Twitter, that is a comment from a follower which Ellis "retweeted" and the "ignorant!" on the end was Ellis' reply.
Now there is a trending theme of #danellisproblems on Twitter with people all over the hockey world making fun of Ellis' "let them eat cake" comments. Surprisingly, the backlash seems to be worse than Kovy explaining that he turned down 102 million dollars because he has to worry about his kids.
Dan Ellis is generally a good guy. He has tried to blow this off as a joke, even pointing out that earlier in the day he said he wanted to "stir the pot" a little. But those comments sound like frustration, not amusement.