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Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby Troy McClure » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:03 am

Like a lot of hockey media folks, Buccigross was asked about the Stars trading for Ben Bishop. It seems like he has more info than everyone else.





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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby Knives Out » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:17 am

This is killing me.
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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby Knives Out » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:18 am

And so is the wait for Frugal to make some sort of Big Ben Brexit joke.
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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby Archangel972 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:54 am

I'm no capologist but I'm not sure how a trade for Bishop works in relation to the salary cap. TB is in win now mode and they would also like to shed some salary (Filppula?). After their RFA signings, the Stars will be hard pressed to take on the salary that TB wants them to (including a portion of Kari/Niemi's contract). Nill most likely wants to get Benn locked up first to a longer term contract so he has a better idea where everything fits cap wise.

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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby Eskimo Spy » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:57 am

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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby ToddM » Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:09 pm

Right now we're about $8.1 million under the cap, with Val and Oleksiak still to sign their qualifying offers (neither is probably very high). So we can definitely fit Bishop in, but then... that's like $17 million/year just on three goalies. Someone's gotta go.

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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:15 pm

Knives Out wrote:And so is the wait for Frugal to make some sort of Big Ben Brexit joke.


I was thinking of something like "yeah his positioning is sound, but I can't stand how he only moves diagonally".

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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby Eskimo Spy » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:47 pm

lulz

Stars fans respond to Cracknell signing by demanding Ben Bishop

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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby Knives Out » Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:21 pm

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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby ToddM » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:24 am

It wouldn't surprise me if something got done to-day.

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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:29 am

It would surprise me if something ever got done.

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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby Troy McClure » Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:01 pm

I just heard on the ticket ticker at the stars are probably out of the Ben Bishop trade sweepstakes. What's the story with that?
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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby Eskimo Spy » Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:02 pm

I just tweeted to Heika asking if that is true.
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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby slaps » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:10 pm

ToddM wrote:It wouldn't surprise me if something got done to-day.


Shut up, Todd.

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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby ScubaSteve » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:15 pm

Troy McClure wrote:I just heard on the ticket ticker at the stars are probably out of the Ben Bishop trade sweepstakes. What's the story with that?


According to Google, the only place Bishop and Dallas have been mentioned together at all since the draft is that discount version of Defending Big D (if it's possible to be lower rent than DBD). I heard the same ticker and they didn't mention a sauce.

That said, Yzerman's not a dummy. There's no urgency from TB's side. Why not wait and see if you can keep your RFAs with the $12m you have? You can always flip Bishop at the deadline. Or just keep him. They're in win now mode. We are the ones with the urgent need, not them.
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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:14 pm

That actually seems backwards to me.

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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby ScubaSteve » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:45 pm

You think Blackout Dallas is a more prestigious blog than DBD?
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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:58 pm

I don't know.

So I guess the good news is that this rumor appears pretty unsubstantiated.

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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby B Kat » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:08 am

Nill is not the rumor kind of guy. Every big coup Jim pulled off, there was nary a mention. Sequin, Spezza, Sharp. Besides, who is really going to take Kari? TB might be a fit, but it's a hard sell. Two more years at 5+ mil. Sorry, but I'm seriously doubting it.

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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:22 am

Oh, I'm seriously doubting it too. We appear stuck with our goaltender contracts.

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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby Troy McClure » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:52 am

The Frugal Gourmet wrote:Oh, I'm seriously doubting it too. We appear stuck with our goaltender contracts.


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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby ToddM » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:33 am

I've got a pretty good feeling that it's going to happen today.

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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:38 am

lol Todd

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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby Eskimo Spy » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:29 am

They could take Niemi you know...
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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby B Kat » Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:38 pm

Eskimo Spy wrote:They could take Niemi you know...

Same problem. But they do have my blessing.

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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:07 pm

If they play their cards right, they can have both.

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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby ScubaSteve » Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:24 pm

I'll throw in Val and Eakin, too
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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby ScubaSteve » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:14 pm

I'm told he won't accept a trade to any team with a fan site that doesn't have state of the art login protocols.
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Re: Ben(n) Bishop talk

Postby Troy McClure » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:20 pm

Todd, stop using your Hockey Press login
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