Originally posted on The 6th Sens  |  Last updated 2/26/12
Having devoted some digital ink to benefits of bringing in Josh Harding as free agent last summer -- Harding ultimately re-signed with Minnesota before July 1st -- I was planning on penning an article to stress the point that the Senators should avoid the trade market for a back up goaltender.Don't get me wrong, having watched Alex Auld's performance last night and with there being no guarantee that Robin Lehner can take the ball and run with it in Craig Anderson's absence, there was a need for a reliable backup goaltender. Now Senators fans and management is hoping that Ben Bishop is that guy. After a few tweets from Andy Strickland and Bruce Garrioch confirmed that the Senators and St. Louis Blues were discussing a trade, reports are coming in that Bishop has been acquired for a 2013 second round pick. As an impending Group VI free agent, the 25-year old Bishop would have qualified for unrestricted free agency had he failed to appear in 15 NHL games this season. With Jaroslav Ha...
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