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01-07-2013, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Xspyrit View Post
Exactly. Not sure how many times I'll have to bring this up, but the chances that we'd have developped a prospect as good as Bishop with that 2nd are quite low... And we saved 6 years of development ON TOP OF THAT (means a lot of time, headaches and money)

Bishop was 25 y/o when we got him... A mid 2nd round pick for a young talented and developped goalie is NOT A LOT. Bishop was 25 y/o when we got him... A mid 2nd round pick for a young talented and developped goalie is NOT A LOT. Bishop was 25 y/o when we got him... A mid 2nd round pick for a young talented and developped goalie is NOT A LOT. Bishop was 25 y/o when we got him... A mid 2nd round pick for a young talented and developped goalie is NOT A LOT. Bishop was 25 y/o when we got him... A mid 2nd round pick for a young talented and developped goalie is NOT A LOT. Bishop was 25 y/o when we got him... A mid 2nd round pick for a young talented and developped goalie is NOT A LOT. Bishop was 25 y/o when we got him... A mid 2nd round pick for a young talented and developped goalie is NOT A LOT. Bishop was 25 y/o when we got him... A mid 2nd round pick for a young talented and developped goalie is NOT A LOT. Bishop was 25 y/o when we got him... A mid 2nd round pick for a young talented and developped goalie is NOT A LOT. Bishop was 25 y/o when we got him... A mid 2nd round pick for a young talented and developped goalie is NOT A LOT. Bishop was 25 y/o when we got him... A mid 2nd round pick for a young talented and developped goalie is NOT A LOT. Bishop was 25 y/o when we got him... A mid 2nd round pick for a young talented and developped goalie is NOT A LOT. Bishop was 25 y/o when we got him... A mid 2nd round pick for a young talented and developped goalie is NOT A LOT.

If the Sens were severely lacking quality prospects, there'd be a place for debate but it isn't the case, we can afford to use picks to get ACTUAL players... The people who whined about Bishop and that 2nd rounder are just looking for problems where there is none... Bishop already paid dividends last year and well, there was a lockout this year but he still played well in the AHL too (no goalie only have perfect games). We still have him under control and we could even get more than a 2nd eventually.

VERY LOW RISK, HIGH POTENTIAL PAYOFF TRADE.
I'm aware that it was a low risk move, however, to lose him for nothing because he walks as a free agent is just poor asset management. A second round pick may not amount to much with team's that lack a solid scouting staff, but Ottawa is not one of those organizations. Looking at recent history Wiercioch, Lehner, Silfverberg, and Prince are all impressive prospects that IMO are more important than 1-2 months of goaltending. With how Binghamton was doing last year you could have just had Lehner finish out the year to keep Ottawa in the playoff race without bothering to acquire Bishop. Murray needs to get him resigned soon, fulfill his RFA requirements, or trade him at the deadline.


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