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01-07-2013, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by WantEggRoll View Post
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.
I will not second guess a bunch of professionnals. I am not qualified enough for that. They did what they thought was best for the team, it is not only a 1 man decision. The GM talks with coaches, scouting staff and other executives daily. They couldn't risk the season and playoff hopes on Auld or a 20 years old goalie struggling in the AHL. Imagine if we put all our hopes on Lehner and he failed?

Another thing is we can't have millions of prospects, at some point we have a limited number of spots on the big team... It could be wise to fill ACTUAL holes in your NHL team rather than fill up your already stacked prospect pool... don't you think?

Having 3 quality goalies that can play in the NHL is not a bad thing. If you don't have 10-15 M$ tagged on them, what's the problem?


Finally, if Bishop was a 32 y/o goalie and pending UFA when we got him, I would have agreed that the price to get him was a bit heavy.... but it's NOT the case... at all

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.

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