Former Chaminade Goaltender Backed Up In Blues' NHL Bid

Ben Bishop knows his NHL time may have to come with another organization.

The St. Louis Blues have a good problem, if there are any, for a National Hockey League squad. They have not one, but two goalies who have performed so well since the hiring of new head coach Ken Hitchcock that the backup goalie at the season's start is heading to the NHL All-Star Game and last week was given a contract extension.

Brian Elliot's opportunity has come at the expense of Ben Bishop, the former netminder who spent time with the big club last season but who has put up all-star numbers of his own for Peoria in the American Hockey League.

In a speech last week to the , Blues CEO Mike McCarthy said Bishop is "ready for the NHL".

Bishop is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and could be traded as the Blues look to stock up for a playoff run. He talked to Blues blogger about his future in Korac's hockey blog, In The Slot.




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