Speculation swirls as Bishop misses practice and uneasiness of trade deadline reigns

Ben Bishop’s time in Tampa Bay launched his career as he lifted Lightning to prominence

TAMPA - .At the trade deadline in 2013, the Tampa Bay Lightning remained a team in transition.
Just two seasons prior, they reached the Eastern Conference finals in the first year of the Steve Yzerman era. Two years later, the Lightning sat mired back in mediocrity with a record of 13-18-1, they just fired head coach Guy Boucher and were about to miss out on the playoffs for a second consecutive season despite the presence of Marty St. Louis, Vinny Lecavalier and emerging stars Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman after the acquisition of goaltender Anders Lindback from Nashville was not providing...


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