There are many opinions out there after the Lightning trade for goalie Ben Bishop. Lightning founder and Hall of Famer Phil Esposito is on board with it.
"Bishop is a big guy....and a very good goaltender", says Esposito on with the Steve Duemig on Wednesday. The 6-7 Bishop had an 8-5 record with the Ottawa Senators this season with a goals against average of 2.45.
The Bolts sent forward Cory Conacher and a 4th round pick to Ottawa for Bishop. Esposito says the Lightning have enough young depth on the frontline in order to make this trade. "Had to make a choice between Conacher and Tyler Johnson at this stage", says Esposito.
The Lightning had to make a move for a goalie after the ankle injury to Anders Lindback and ineffective play of Mathieu Garon. "Unfortunately, the goaltending this year was not good", says Esposito. That is an understatement.