I was at the game on Thursday. Bishop didn't seem very quick getting into position when the puck bounced around from one scoring position to another. His lateral mobility seemed clumsy, and he seems to lack balance and poise while in the butterfly, like he's anticipating a shot too early -- bending over to cover the eventual rebound before the shot's even made. But he came into the game in the 3rd period, that's tough. Tbh, I didn't see many of his games last year.
Not really getting the worry about Bishop starting. With the exception of his first game Bishop has been nothing but solid for the team.
Yes he let in two quick goals against the Rangers but, as Anderson mentioned, that was a real tough time for any goalie to come into the game. The first goal was the result of a bad bounce off the back boards and the second was a screening.
I like Lehner as much as the next guy but have some faith in Bishop.
I'm missing this game because I'm being a good friend and going to a Pistons game for my friends b-day, yes a Pistons game. Hopefully they have good reception there so I can watch it on my phone at least.
Expectations are relatively muted for him since he arrived.
Hopefully the team will become more competitive as prospects develop and we'll get to see what he's like with some pressure.
I don't think expectations are relevant in judging MacLean for his coaching abilities. He knows how to get the best out of every player on his roster and that wouldn't change if the city of Ottawa expected the Senators to win the SC, for example.
If he had Spezza, Karlsson, and Michalek all healthy, I believe Ottawa would have won the NE division this year.