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from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

ESPN.com: How did you find out that you were headed to Los Angeles?

Ben Bishop: I was just sitting there. I think it was six o'clock at night, and I got a call from (Tampa GM) Steve Yzerman. Obviously I knew something had happened. And he called me and told me that he'd traded me to L.A. It wasn't a very long conversation and he said that Dean (Los Angeles GM Dean Lombardi) would be calling. And, sure enough, Dean called about a minute later. I had about an hour and 45 minutes to pack up and then get on a flight at 9 o'clock at night.

ESPN.com: This didn't come completely out of the blue for you, but was there still a moment of "Holy cow, is this really happening to me?"

Bishop: You can prepare yourself as much as possible, but when it happens still it's a little bit of a shock, I guess. Then you've got about two hours to get ready. You have to go to the rink to get your stuff. You just kind of sit there and reflect on your time in Tampa. It can be a little sad, obviously, but there's also a little bit of excitement about going to a new team. 

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