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    Quote Originally Posted by havanablast21 View Post
    In other news...I fully expect Tampa to hang on to Bishop this year. He's a Free Agent no? Gentleman's handshake with Stevie Y and he can return to defend the crease again next year with his Russian platoon mate. Especially if he wants to win... a Stamkos like move. No idea what Tampa does to fit him in, but if Chicago can make it work with Crawford, Toews, Kane, Panarin, Keith and Seabrook, Tampa should be able to find a way to keep and win with Bishop, Stamkos, Johnson, Kucherov, Drouin, Hedman and Stralman.

    Either way, the recent play of Vas and the Boltz does concern me and I'm not so sure Vas is the end all be all for the future in Tampa. Time will tell I suppose.
    To pretend like Chicago and Tampa are similar situations is well...I dunno, just go to capfriendly. First off, Chicago isn't paying their backup $3.5 so they can afford to pay Crawford $6. Chicago has 6 forwards over $1 million, Tampa has 10 after Johnson, Palat, and Drouin get their raises.

    Chicago's top 4 paid defensemen make $18 mil, Tampa's make $20.675.

    There's not a chance Bishop will be back next season. Because Tampa can't afford $10 million dollars on their goaltending. In short, no team can.
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    I seem to recall bishop playing unbelievably well in the playoffs and not benefiting from the teams system or defense but coming up with huge saves and playing a good positional game. My opinion is he is a top 5 goalie(when healthy). As far as the glass ball goes though only time will tell what will happen in the crease in TB. ~ My two cents
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    I agree with rataylor.... No chance Bish is in TB next year unless he gives them a massive hometown discount and they move on from a guy like Johnson, Palat or Drouin. Which would be foolish for them to do, imo.

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    memo to yzerman: don't hand-cuff yourself with both bishop and vasilevski. you'll end up being forced into a trade down the line and get sub-par value for your goalies.

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    But using the Canicks analogy... Could this cold spell from Vas mean that the Bolts do re sign Bishop at a discount and lose Vas instead....
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    But using the Canicks analogy... Could this cold spell from Vas mean that the Bolts do re sign Bishop at a discount and lose Vas instead....
    Bishop has no reason to sign at a discount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rataylor22 View Post
    Bishop has no reason to sign at a discount.
    No more reason than Stamkos, Kucherov, or anyone else had. Good tax state on a team they enjoy in a city they like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterByte View Post
    No more reason than Stamkos, Kucherov, or anyone else had. Good tax state on a team they enjoy in a city they like.
    Stamkos' contract year was an unmitigated disaster for him. I'd hesitate to try to read too much into that.
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    Now that Vasi has gotten back on track (1.81 GAA, .942 Save % over last 4 games), anybody have any good stories about how they were able to buy low in keeper leagues when a bunch of people were losing their minds about his prolonged run of poor play?

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    Fascinating how he's played so well with Bishop back and was imploding when he had to opportunity to run away with the #1
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    Quote Originally Posted by blayze View Post
    Fascinating how he's played so well with Bishop back and was imploding when he had to opportunity to run away with the #1
    I would say it was an issue of pressure... but he did great in his Stanley Cup Finals performances against the Pens last year... what could be a more high pressure situation than that?

    Like you said, truly fascinating... All I know is that his earlier run of poor play did nothing to shake my long term confidence in him. I think he is going to be a GREAT goalie for a number of years to come.

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    One of Palat or Johnson is getting moved out, IMO. I wouldnt be that surprised if TB moved on from Palat. He has not been great the past 2 years and Killorn is already signed long-term at a decent AAV and has played quite well, he is a solid 2nd line LW at this point. Drouin will be re-signed. Johnson is probably re-signed but there are also arguments you can make for letting him go. He hasnt been great the past two years either. Still think he stays though. Tampa is approaching a crossroads, and will definitely be one of the most interesting teams to watch at the trade deadline and the offseason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rataylor22 View Post
    Bishop has no reason to sign at a discount.
    Bishop's play may force him to sign at a discount regardless of what team he signs with....
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