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02-29-2012, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by 19sens11 View Post
It's insulting to Lehner because they think he can't play in the NHL right now or next year. Or possibly even long term otherwise they would have gotten a regular backup, not paid a high enough price for a potential starter.

The others not really insults because they're not NHL ready.

This is a concern and I would not want Lehner playing 15 games obviously. A 50-50 split would be best and he is ready for that imo.

Like I said in another post, go with Lehner-Bishop. Throw Lehner to the wolves as you suggest. Bishop is cheaper and not as established as Anderson so would be a fine backup, but also be insurance in case Lehner flops.

Either way, Lehner has to come in sometime. Be it immediately a starter or playing 30-40 games. He proven himself in the AHL, and looks good in the NHL. Stop wasting everybody's time in playing in AHL, and stop wasting draft picks on redundant goalies.

Bishop is 26 and NHL ready like Lehner, completely different than drafting an 18 year old
Murray got bishop in case of injury to Lehner; they didn't want to see Auld in net for the next month.

How do you think Bishop felt when Elliot took his spot early in the year. Bishop is older paid his time in the minor, he will be first in line next year to be Andy's backup

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