I deserve to be bag skated for my lack of posts…sorry.
I don’t know if it is because the Sens have been doing so well that I have little to say…they’re saying it all on the ice, or a fear of jinxing them by blogging during this fantastic run to the finish of the regular season.
Probably a bit of both.
But here are some of the things that have been on my mind these past couple of weeks.
The Bishop Trade.
Love it. There was no denying that the Sens lacked depth in goal, apart from Lehner, and teams build from the net out, making this a critical skill set to have depth at. Bishop does this in spades, considering his experience and recent performance, all for the cost of a 2nd. Well done Murray, well done.
Add to this the fact that Lehner was looking far to comfortable as the Sens only option, just going through the motions in Bingo waiting for his call-up to the NHL. Now Lehner knows he has to continue working and progressing, or risk falling down the depth chart. It seems to me, based upon recent play, Lehenr is a pressure guy, and Bishop adds a healthy dose of pressure.
This kid has been beyond great, he has, in the past month, been the best player in the NHL, hands down. The most impressive has been his decision-making and the refinement of his defensive game. He is beginning to really look comfortable in the defensive zone, and able to use his speed and shiftyness to compete against bigger forwards.
Another good move by Murray. I don’t expect anything great from Gilroy, but his being on the roster, in place of Lee, doesn’t hurt, and based upon the play of BoroCop, better suits this teams needs going forward…if he stays.
Great couple of games, but this talk of anointing him as the #1 is just plain stupid (IMO). Andy has been a major part of the Sens being where they are in the standings and he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Keep it up Lenny, we all want you to be the great goalie we’re dreaming of, but I for one wouldn’t want to thrust you into a bad situation just to feed your ego.