Thread: Confirmed with Link: Lehner Back Down to Bingo
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01-26-2013, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by MandyAlwaysKnows View Post
OK, so what do you propose we do?

Anderson has a contract for the next 2 seasons after this one. Does that mean Lehner stays in the AHL for those 2 years? Does Lehner come up for the 2015-16 season and be thrown in as the #1 goalie with hardly any NHL experience, and possibly no strong goalie to back him up?

Lehner should have been playing as much as he could in the AHL this year, but no, they played Bishop a lot. Why they've invested so much in him is beyond me.

At some point, there WILL be a Lehner - Anderson tandem. Why not now? May the best man win the #1 spot.
OK. Does Halak-Price ring a bell? Is that something you think management should invite to join the team this season? And risk pissing Anderson off like Colorado did?

Lehner is the future. Anderson is playing amazing right now, though- and yes is under contract for 2 years after this one. Something many fans were upset about at the time of his signing- "too many years, blah, blah, blah"... I'm sure the extra year that some fans gripe about had a part in swaying him to sign here without a NMC/NTC. And kudos to Murray, because if it's undeniable that Lehner's time has come, we can move Anderson for some good assets.

Bishop played in 13 games for Bingo while Lehner played in 22- not at all disproportionate when you consider the schedule in the AHL having lots of back-to-backs and 3-in-4s.

Lose Bishop on waivers by sending him down is terrible asset management.

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