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Calgary trades for a goaltender, but it isn’t Tampa Bay’s Ben Bishop

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At that price, the Tampa Bay Lightning did just fine in holding onto goaltender Ben Bishop Friday night. The Calgary Flames, supposedly deep enough in trade talks with the Lightning to be discussing contract renegotiation, instead traded for St. Louis goaltender Brian Elliott. They gave their second-round pick, 35th overall, for Elliott and a conditional third in 2018. Can you imagine if the Lightning had taken the 35th pick for Bishop. Tampa Bay fans would storm Amalie Arena. The Flames…

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Lightning loses another game in familiar fashion to Flames

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Have you heard this one before? The Tampa Bay Lightning get off to a terrible start. They do not score enough. Ben Bishop plays a good game but loses. They lose when they had a chance to get back into the playoff race. Yeah, so what else is new? The Lightning lost a 3-1 game to Calgary Tuesday night, getting off to a poor start and, in the words of coach Jon Cooper, “chasing the game” the rest of the…

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