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08:23 AM ET 04.02 | Thanks in large part to mammoth goaltender Ben Bishop, Ottawa has established itself as a playoff team -- but injured Craig Anderson owns better numbers. A source told ESPN.com Monday that the Ottawa Senators have received "several calls" regarding goalie Ben Bishop the past day or so. The Senators, I don't think, feel pressed in moving Bishop before Wednesday's deadline. They're more than happy to wait until the summer to figure out their three-goalie situation with Bishop, [Anderson] and Robin Lehner. However, if a team made a strong enough push on Bishop (hint, hint: top-six forward), then he could certainly be moved over the next few days. Meanwhile, pending UFA blue-liner Sergei Gonchar is more than likely staying put.

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April 2, 2013  08:35 AM ET

No gumper issues in Ottawa, that's for sure...

April 2, 2013  09:18 AM ET

Meanwhile, pending UFA blue-liner Sergei Gonchar is more than likely staying put.

I'm not surprised.....who wants old gonch?

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April 2, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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He was third pair Saturday. So strange to see.

Third pair with a skid mark?

April 2, 2013  09:27 AM ET

please, someone take him....get him out west and away from The rangers

April 2, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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Meanwhile, pending UFA blue-liner Sergei Gonchar is more than likely staying put.I'm not surprised.....who wants old gonch?

The Pens wanted to resign him but they only wanted to pay him what he was worth and maybe just a little bit more. Ottawa jumped in and gave him silly money. The league should no by now you don't take a defensemen from the Pens. If they are worth anything the Pens will keep them.

April 2, 2013  09:47 AM ET
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The Pens wanted to resign him but they only wanted to pay him what he was worth and maybe just a little bit more. Ottawa jumped in and gave him silly money. The league should no by now you don't take a defensemen from the Pens. If they are worth anything the Pens will keep them.

Gonchar is now eligible for Medicare....................might be worth a shot?

April 2, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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The Pens wanted to resign him but they only wanted to pay him what he was worth and maybe just a little bit more. Ottawa jumped in and gave him silly money. The league should no by now you don't take a defensemen from the Pens. If they are worth anything the Pens will keep them.

<scribbles this down...>

April 2, 2013  09:58 AM ET
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The Pens wanted to resign him but they only wanted to pay him what he was worth and maybe just a little bit more. Ottawa jumped in and gave him silly money. The league should no by now you don't take a defensemen from the Pens. If they are worth anything the Pens will keep them.

Brian Strait was worth keeping. Thanks Shero!

To bad he's done for the season, but when he was in the lineup he was very good.

April 2, 2013  09:59 AM ET

I'd take him just so he doesn't stone my team again. Last time we played the sens Bishop was sensational.

April 2, 2013  10:07 AM ET
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No need to do anything. Just sit around quietly, and wait for your impending first-round exit.

I see you have the Leafs decades old routine completely memorized. :-)

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April 2, 2013  10:23 AM ET
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The Pens wanted to resign him but they only wanted to pay him what he was worth and maybe just a little bit more. Ottawa jumped in and gave him silly money. The league should no by now you don't take a defensemen from the Pens. If they are worth anything the Pens will keep them.

Plus Gonch wanted 3 years and Shero only offered 2.
You can't risk having that cap hit with a player retiring when you've got the payroll the Pens have.

April 2, 2013  10:24 AM ET
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I'd take him just so he doesn't stone my team again. Last time we played the sens Bishop was sensational.

+1

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April 2, 2013  10:33 AM ET
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The Pens wanted to resign him but they only wanted to pay him what he was worth and maybe just a little bit more. Ottawa jumped in and gave him silly money. The league should no by now you don't take a defensemen from the Pens. If they are worth anything the Pens will keep them.

like Paul Martin?

 
April 2, 2013  10:56 AM ET
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Leafs usually make it to the second round at the very least.

no...the leafs usually miss the playoffs.

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