Vasy just got $3.5 per... Sadly, that spells the end for Bishop. Wouldn't be surprised to see him traded today. This one scares me.
It's not ideal of course, we obviously are better with Bishop. On the silver lining side though, thank god we have Vasy, and he'll grow into it. I really think he's a legit #1, he needs work. The rebound control is something that can be worked on.
Not sure if this Vasy deal means Bish is gone for sure this year, or gone for sure next year. We don't HAVE to move Bishop now, but I don't know if they want Vasilevskiy on the bench all year if it's so clear to him that he's the future. He needs games.
This worries me, but now I think we have to move Bishop. I really don't want to do that.
Doubt Bishop is here in October. It's a gamble but I can see them shipping him and Flip by the start of the season and going with a cheaper option at C and resigning both Killer and Kucherov with ease. This also allows us to maybe take on a serviceable forward if they really want it to fill in on that bottom 6.
Losing Bish breaks my heart. I swear I'm going to root for him anywhere he lands.
Originally Posted by The Macho Man
Gonna love him forever. Might get a Bish jersey anyway.
Big Ben was amazing for us and proved he's a #1 goalie, nominated for 2 Vezinas. He's the man. One of the best goalies Tampa has ever had. Sadly he got hurt when we needed him most in the playoffs, but he's the reason the team got there.