> Easily the worst team in the league over the past 4 years with VERY minimal improvement
> Their lowest scoring forward over the past 3 years is untouchable
Oiler fans don't want to trade him because he is 21 and basically still a prospect and his value has dropped. Most believe it will go back up, at least to some extent, which is a very good reason not to trade him.
Most others also think Bishop is not an upgrade on Dubnyk, and so don't want to give up anything for him. Most of the Oiler fans looking to pick up Bishop are those that don't really know anything about him and think he is available for peanuts. Those who actually know that he has value are happy just sticking with Dubnyk.
I get a kick out of some Oiler fans, couple of months ago they would of traded Paajarvi for scraps and now he's turning into a pretty good player they want to keep him. I guess holding on to your top prospects can be beneficial.
Bishop could be a good goalie, but not with the Oilers, he's not a upgrade over Dubie, and the Oilers need Paajarvi's size and speed. Oilers pass, Ottawa would have to add more if this was to happen, which it will not.
This is an absolute joke, right? Ottawa has to add to acquire MPV, MPS or whatever the heck his name is? He hasn't done anything the last two years in Edmonton to render such a return. Quit overrating this guy. I wouldn't trade Bishop straight up for MPV if I were Ottawa.
So who has to add, you start out saying Ottawa has to add, then your saying Paajarvi is not worth Bishop. OCPenguin keep it up, your a never ending supply of humor.
Bishop has top notch stick handling. He would help the Oilers get out of the defensive zone.
This made me laugh. Especially after the Preds broadcasters were trolling the Oilers in the first yesterday saying that their breakout consisted of flipping it into the neutral zone to a Preds player over and over and over again.
Still, Paajarvi's basically the only guy who consistently drives the play in the opposite direction among the bottom 6.