Bishop vs. Lehner
Hello Lads and Lasses.
It's been a while since I've posted, but I've been infected with the pundits' optimisim for an end to the lockout.
I plan on a boycott for an initial few weeks, because like so many of you I'm beyond disgusted by the greed on display during times when so many of our fellow citizens are struggling. However, I fully confess that my love for fantasy hockey will eventually bring me back to the NHL. Beyond fantasy hockey, I do miss my Ottawa Senators, as well as the community on this website.
For all these reasons, it will be nice to see the return of NHL hockey. I thought I'd use this new found optimisim to motivate me to write a question on the board.
I live in Saskatchewan, and I haven't taken the time to follow the Baby Sens. (That's why I'm turning to you guys) However, I have been reading about Lehner and have been quite excited about him for some time. I was surprised at the acquisition of Ben Bishop last year. From what I've read lately, it appears Lehner has responded very well to the competition and has developed a mature, professional work ethic.
What have your impressions of him been? Are my statements true?
Most importantly, it seems he's ready for another shot in the show....though they may want to keep him in the AHL so he can be a full-time starter.
I realize that if there's a season, we'll have to see how it unfolds. Assuming it does, what happens with Anderson, Bishop and Lehner this year? Who gets moved, and what would be the holes the team would look to fill?
Also, lastly...it really sucks that Cowen got hurt....he's going to be an absolute beast for the Senators. Any chance he plays this year?
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