As happy as another team might be to get Ben Bishop, the biggest “winner” of a hypothetical trade might just be Kristers Gudlevskis.
This moves Tampa Bay’s training camp roster down to 27 players.
At 24, Gudlevskis might be feeling a little anxious for more NHL reps – he’s appeared in two games overall – although it wouldn’t hurt for him to put up better AHL numbers.
His numbers with the Syracuse Crunch won’t exactly force Bishop out of town:
2013-14: .901 save percentage
2014-15: .900 save percentage
2015-16: .907 save percentage
Yeah, it probably would help his cause to put up better numbers with the Crunch.