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The Ottawa Senators were buyers at the trade deadline, dealing from strength to bolster a rotation of forwards still thin due to injuries.
The Buffalo Sabres were sellers, continuing the early stages of what appears to be a rebuilding phase.
The Northeast Division rivals meet Friday night in Buffalo, where the Senators will get their first look at newly acquired rookie Cory Conacher against a Sabres squad moving on from dealing Jason Pominville.
Despite No. 1 goaltender Craig Anderson suffering a sprained ankle Feb. 22, the Senators (19-11-6) were able to hold their ground in the playoff race behind Ben Bishop and AHL call-up Robin Lehner. Anderson is now healthy enough to play, though coach Paul MacLean did not name a starter for this game after practice Thursday even though Bishop is gone from the roster.
The Senators, still missing top forwards Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek due to injuries, dealt Bishop to Tampa Bay on Wednesday for Conacher and a fourth-round pick in 2013....
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Cory Conacher has been a name prospect the last year or so, but I can't say I've caught enough Tampa, Norfolk or Syracuse games to give an informed take on his game. So I turned to John Fontana (@Johnny_Fonts) who writes at SBN's Tampa Bay Lighting blog Raw Charge to answer a few questions fans in Ottawa may have. Oh and if you're looking for a more in-depth and detailed...
In somewhat of a surprising move, the Tampa Bay Lightning have traded Cory Conacher and a fourth-round pick to the Ottawa Senators for goalie Ben Bishop. Bishop is set to become a restricted free agent this offseason. He carried an 8-5-1 record with a 2.45 goals against average and a .922 save percentage for the Senators this season. Conacher, who was growing into a fan favorite...
Goalie Ben Bishop is coming to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Lightning traded for the fourth-year netminder Wednesday, sending forward Cory Conacher and a fourth-round pick in this year's NHL Entry Draft to the Ottawa Senators, the team announced.
Bishop, selected by the St. Louis Blues in the third round 85th overall in the 2005 draft, played in 13 games with the Senators...
The Ottawa Senators traded goaltender Ben Bishop to the Tampa Bay Lightning for rookie forward Cory Conacher and a fourth-round draft pick.
The 23-year-old Conacher has nine goals and 15 assists in 35 games this season for the Lightning
Ottawa has struggled to score goals due to injuries to Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson and are 24th in the league averaging 2.42 goals per game...
Ottawa Senators goaltender Ben Bishop was rumored to be on the block today thanks to the impending return of starter Craig Anderson. Bishop's outstanding play this season (8-5-0 with a .922 SV% and a 2.45 GAA) has really inflated his trade value well over what the Senators had to give up to the Blues last year to get him.
This is going to hurt for Blues fans, as Bishop got...
Photo: Pulled from the Senators' Instagram Account.
With yesterday's NHL Trade Deadline behind us, @creecher1200 and I jumped into the studio to record our thoughts on the Senators and the organization's Cory Conacher acquisition on the latest episode of The 6th Sens Podcast.
Joining us on the pod was AJ Jakubec. I have no idea why you wouldn't be following...