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01-05-2013, 01:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Qward View Post
31 is NOT middle aged! Damn punk kids.

Also, Lehner had major attitude problems a couple years ago and is maturing now. Price has always been cool and calm under pressure.

Montreal used their history with Patrick Roy to try and repeat with Price. If Price crapped out, it would have ruined his development.

And remember what Murray said when Anderson cut himself, if something happened to Lehner they had no one else to turn to. We were in the playoff race. Anderson was gone for a month. A team just had to run Lehner and Ottawa would have been screwed. Auld was garbage. It was insurance and a good deal.

As others have mentioned, Bishop would command an equal return for what we gave up if not more. Problem being, no hockey.
31 is ancient

sorry Bonk hyperbole

Bishop would be backing up and would not return equal value unless there were 5 desperate teams with injured goalies or something. Not happening.

Also as mentioned, they should have acquired a guy like Sanford for much cheaper instead.

Originally Posted by steffeG View Post
Why would Bishop command more? Everyone doesn't love Sens players and prospects as much as this board does. In an albeit small bidding war in a situation of relative panic, the Sens gave up a 2nd rounder. Why would anyone do that now, as he's older, closer to UFA and while decent in the NHL, didn't really dramatically open eyes?

Also, where is that Murray quote from? Not a very nice thing to say about Alex Auld, a player you've invested a couple of million dollars in.

Originally Posted by wilfred View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong but Bishop would have been a UFA last year if he did not play in a certain number of NHL games.
Pretty sure the Sens negotiated a contract with him before the trade.. so no.

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