If a goalie is looking to pad his stats, conventional wisdom would tell them to stay as far away from an All-Star hockey game as possible. Just ask St. Louis Blues netminder Brian Elliott, who participated in the NHL's All-Star contest Sunday as one of the best at his position in the sport and still gave up six goals on 19 shots in the third period, as Fox Sports Midwest's B.J. Rains reported.
That may help lend some perspective to what Ben Bishop, the Blues' AHL All-Star goalie accomplished Monday night. Bishop, the former Chaminade Red Devil, made saves on 10 of 11 chances in the American Hockey League All-Star game and earned MVP honors.
Despite those efforts, Bishop has been the topic of fan and media speculation as potential trade bait because of the play of Elliott and Jaroslav Halak in goal for St. Louis.