Bishop is the Bolts’ best, but do you trust him yet?

by Gary Shelton on June 2, 2015 · 3 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Lightning

Bishop has had the best year of any Bolt goalie/JEFFREY S. KING

Bishop has had the best year of any Bolt goalie/JEFFREY S. KING

Tuesday, 4:08 p.m.

Do you trust him?

You have pulled for him. You have clapped for him. You have been impressed by him. You have felt his pain. You have felt his joy.

But deep down, where your doubts live, where your fears dwell, do you trust him?

This year, Ben Bishop has won more often than any other goaltender in the NHL. He has

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Bill Myers June 2, 2015 at 9:24 pm

Ben Bishop is not the face of the Lightning. He is playing at possibly his best right now but he will need team support to beat the Blackhawks! He can not be expected to carry this team on his back. I hope he will have several shut outs in this series! All we need is four!

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DrHoagy June 2, 2015 at 7:42 pm

The Bolts made it to the Stanley Cup final. I reject the question as patently absurd.

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Barry McDowell June 2, 2015 at 5:12 pm

I trust him as long as the guys in front of him are blocking shots–I’m not confident he can “steal” a game for us. But the jury is out on him, even if the Lightning hoist the Cup. He’s still too green and inconsistent to make a final judgement. Anyway, how old was Khabby in 2004 and how many years under his belt did he have. The Lightning will have to win 2 Cups before we anoint Bishop as in the elite. Lots of also-ran goalies have their names on the Cup.

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