In case you missed it, Ben Bishop is not very good.
At least that is the story his unsightly peripherals tell in less than 120 minutes of AHL action.
The numbers too easily lend themselves to use by the ‘what have you done for me lately?’ crowd. As a collective, we are all guilty of doing it from time-to-time. Overrating a prospect because of an unsustainable hot streak, and in this case the opposite. Like it or not, the longer the lockout goes, the more a Lehner vs. Bishop goaltending controversy functions as a story that bloggers, journalists, radio hosts and armchair GMs can get a lot of mileage out of.
When Bishop was acquired by the Ottawa Senators in late February, we knew the organization was unavoidably going to reach a point in which it would need to make a decision between the two. I just didn't think that discussion would begin already. I should have known better.
From yesterday’s Ottawa Sun:
"Ben Bishop has a one-way contract, b...