Barry Melrose on NHL Tonight on Ben Bishop trade 3/2/12
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03-03-2012, 09:50 AM
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Proving once again what an idiot Barry Melrose is.
I still don't get how this is a great trade for Ottawa.
Bishop is a good prospect but Ottawa could have signed him in the off-season for nothing. Now he sits in the AHL. They already have their future goalie in Lehner.
Blues get a free second-round pick.
They have their future starting goalie in Lehner, but hes still 2-3 years away from being a full-time starter and they probably don't want him riding the pine for 60 games with Anderson starting so they picked up bishop to back up Anderson till Lehners ready and then probably back up Lehner/ or 1 and 1a situation like the blues have currently. Anderson has another 2 years on his contract, I believe.
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