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02-26-2012, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Matador View Post
I'm surprised to see so many upset that we didn't acquire Bishop. He didn't beat out Elliot, a guy who was mediocre last season, for the backup job. Also consider the fact that the he probably wanted a 1-way contract as he was set to hit UFA due lack of games played. Bishop is an unproven commodity in the NHL, whereas at least we know to some degree what we are getting with our goaltenders.

With the re-signing of Hemsky, it would appear that management is looking to head into next season with a little more roster certainty. Adding Bishop is a step backwards as there are more proven NHL goaltenders that might be capable of stepping up into a starter role. Bernier, Harding and Schneider make much more sense from the Oilers point of view than Bishop.
I don't disagree that they make more sense but can Tambo pull off a deal for them? I question his ability in that department. AND, if he can 'somehow' pull it off, what will he give up? A lot more than a 2nd round pick I'd imagine..

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