Ben Bishop on Team USA?

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  1. Falco Lombardi

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    Did a quick search and didn't see anything but I think Bishop should get a serious look from Team USA.

    13-2 with a save percentage .927% and a GAA of 2.11. He's out played some of the other Americans like Schneider and Howard. He plays in front of a defense that nobody gives a lot of credit.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Not a chance. Miller, quick and howard will be the 3 goalies
     
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    Quick, Howard, and Miller are probably getting the nod.
     
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    Maybe if Quick is still too hurt to play. Otherwise, I don't see him making it.
     
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    Bishop, probably not.

    A better question is can Harding start for Canada?
     
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    Miller, quick schnieder. You go with the best over a larger time frame then ~20 games.
     
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    No. Luongo, Price, Fleury and Ward will be there before him.

    Back to the original question, probably not. Hes most likely around 5th on the list.
     
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    Miller, Quick, Schneider
     
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    START for Canada?

    Don't see how that is a better question because there is ZERO chance Harding is Canada's starting goalie.
     
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    Miller, Quick, Howard with Schneider slotting in if Quick is still injured IMO.

    I can def. see Bishop at future Olympics however!
     
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    Well lets assume, his amazing vezina like performance continues until Olympics. I'd give him a shot.
     
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    He looked like ass in behind the same team John Gibson was great behind.
     
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    disagree on last name, while lukewarm on Fleury's inclusion. I think the 3rd goalie ends up being Holtby or Crawford.
     
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    Nikolai Khabibulin started last season 9-0-1 for the Oilers with a 0.960+ sv%.

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    Making decisions on goaltending based on short term or small sample results is a horrendous decision. The difference between an average NHL goaltender and an AHL goaltender is small enough that you can mistake one for the other if they get on a good run.

    Congrats to Bishop for starting the year on fire but it simply isn't indicative of how good a keeper he is.
     
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    While I get your point, what is the Olympics if not a small sample size itself? You're talking about 5 or 6 meaningful games in a 2 week span. Any goalie can catch fire (or stay hot) under those circumstances.

    I would say the fact that he has relatively zero "big game" experience should work against him way more than the fact that he's only put up elite stats in a short period of time.
     
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    To everybody saying that there is no way Bishop makes team USA, what do you make of this quote?

    Pulled from here.
     
  18. Erick*

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    If that's the case, you go with Tim Thomas...
     
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    I can't believe some would take Howard over Bishop right now.
     
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    It doesn't really matter as neither will sniff the starting job.
     
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    I'd rather they bring John Gibson along than Bishop. Neither should start.
     
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