Ottawa Will Look to Move Ben Bishop
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01-25-2013, 09:33 PM
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So let me get this straight. Bishop was the best goaltender, but didn't win goaltender of the year in the AHL? He's also played a whopping 23 games in the Senators' system and is the second coming of Jacques Plante? Doesn't fly and smells like a fan base grossly overrating a marginal player who got hot for a period of time. I remember when Chris Kontos was the next sure thing too. Or how about Steve Penney? I'm pretty sure general managers will remember the same type of performances.
He didn't win goaltender of the year because he played his way into the NHL by being the best goalie over the first half of the season in the AHL. St Louis was forced to trade him because he was clearly ready for the NHL.
If Sens fans thought he was the second coming of Jacques Plante then we wouldn't be trying to trade him. He's proved that he's good enough to be a backup in the NHL and has done enough to warrant a shot at starting.
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