Barry Melrose on NHL Tonight on Ben Bishop trade 3/2/12
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03-03-2012, 02:46 PM
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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.
I think you also have to consider that there was a good chance that Ottawa wasn't the only team interested in Bishop, so there in no guaranty that they could have just waited for July 1st to come around. Lehner isn't ready for the NHL after the injury to Craig Anderson they had a need for a goaltender. Ottawa is also pushing to make the playoffs this season.
That being said I was also somewhat surprised that we got a 2nd in return but thinking about it more and more it makes sense.
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