Mar 23 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Tampa Bay Lightning centre Cory Conacher (89) during wamup prior to game against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Bishop Traded to Tampa Bay Lightning With Cory Conacher Going to Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators have traded Ben Bishop to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Cory Conacher and a 4th round 2013 draft pick. There were said to be 6 teams in the running for Bishop one of them was the Philadelphia Flyers. According to Pierre LeBrun the Flyers found the price for Bishop too high.

Bruce Garrioch obtained a quote from Conancher:

This move is a little confusing on the side of the Ottawa Senators. They are definitely not in short supply of young offensively gifted players. The Lightning however were in need of a goaltending upgrade and with Bishop being so young and improving more and more every game this seems like a good fit. I think both teams benefited from this trade but the real repercussions will come on Tuesday when the two teams play each other.

With this being the biggest trade to happen today a lot of little  interesting facts have surfaced. This one from Ian Mendes is by far my favourite so far:

There is still some time left before the deadline so I’m not counting out a Zdeno Chara, Martin St. Louis trade yet. Stranger things have happened.


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