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04-10-2013, 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by burgess1978 View Post
This trade was also about doing the right thing by the player. Ben Bishop could have become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2011-2012 season but agreed to an extension as part of the Ottawa acquisition. Now that he has proven himself at the NHL level Murray has repaid him by trading him to a team where he can compete for the top job. Sure - if a way better offer was on the table they would have taken it, but the Sens did the right thing by Bishop here.
Ummm....there was no better offer than Conacher coming. This trade was about Tampa filling an organizational need, and then Ottawa jumping all over a trade no one in their right mind would refuse.

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