People ******** all over Bishop need to remember this is ONE GAME after he hasnt played in 2 weeks.
But keep holding up lehner getting a shutout in the NHL as proof that Bishop is garbage. But I do agree, I wish Bishop was gone so Lehner could sit on the bench and only play 5 more games this year. WAY better for his development.
How much better can Lehner get in the AHL though? He is consistently having 35+ save games. Even though he won't play a lot in the NHL, Andy will need his rests, and NHL players>>AHL players
Do you hold Sergei Gonchar to the same standards as Erik Karlsson? How about Zack Smith and Spezza?
Of course not. I expect more of Anderson, as we all should. There is a reason one is an NHL starter and the other isnt. That means Anderson gets less excuses when he plays bad...because he is a better player.
But.. But I thought we could trade Bishop for a 1st?
No disrespect to him, but Bishop is simply not a NHL goalie. He's a very good AHL goalie. I don't know why everyone thinks he's a reasonable backup. Sure, he won some AHL games this year and had a good SV%, but he's never done anything in the NHL, not with St. Louis and not with us. We got lucky when he stood in for Anderson last year and turned out a couple decent games.
3 of the goals on bishop were clearly not his fault.
As a goalie and a goalie coach I tried to sit back and analyze Ben Bishop a bit for this game. I don't think that he played particularly poorly.
The last goal was unstoppable, maybe he could have more quickly gotten across but I doubt it. The one before that was a tip which could of been played better if he was a bit more square but frankly it was such a poor play by our Dman that there's not the same time to get set up. The first goal was a scramble which may have been handled better. The Hedman slap shot was a perfect screen that I doubt if Anderson or Lehner would of stopped.
If any goalie stopped that last shot it would of been fluke not skill.