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01-30-2013, 10:17 AM
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Craig Anderson is looking really, really good and stable, he has matured.
Craig Anderson has a reputation as an extremely hot and cold goalie. This year, he will really have to have a consistently good year to make people forget about the Colorado/Florida Craig Anderson.
That said, there is a 0% chance that Ottawa will trade Lehner. This is a team that has not had success at developing goalies, and outside of maybe Ray Emery, Lehner is the greatest goaltending propect in the history of this organization.
If Lehner continues having the season he's having, I am sure he will not accept playing in the AHL next year, and I don't blame him. However, I highly, highly doubt the Sens would even think about NOT having him as a full-time member of the roster next season, even if it is in a back-up role. My feeling is that this is a role Lehner would accept. Full-time NHL back-up is a large promotion from AHL starting goalie.
The Sens will not trade Lehner or Anderson until they are absolutely forced to. On the other hand, Bishop will not be a Senator come next season.
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