Ben Bishop Trade To Flames Almost Happened

By Jacob Carmendy
Sep. 03, 2016

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

​A trade that would've sent Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop to the Calgary Flames this past season almost happened, Bishop himself told reporters. 

Bishop said he thought for sure it was going to happen as the two teams were very close to the trade. "I thought it was going to happen for sure" Bishop said. 

Bishop was and still somewhat is a rumored trade candidate for the Lightning and many indeed also thought he was going to be dealt due both to the fact that he's a free agent after this upcoming season and being that the Lightning would need his cap hit to clear space on the roster to re-sign a player like forward Nikita Kucherov. 

While nothing happened, two teams, the Dallas Stars and the already mentioned above Flames, were two primed destinations for the elite goaltender. He'll be one of the top goaltenders to watch this upcoming season as he continues to build his free agent stock this year.