Thread: Kings Article: The Market For Bernier
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05-29-2012, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by DeeMeck View Post
Teams picking 1, 4, 5, 9, and 10 are looking for a young netminder.

Edmonton having #1 is very interesting. They ALREADY have too much youth to be able to afford in a couple years. There is no "2nd contract" for young studs anymore (see Doughty, Stamkos)

With Hall, Eberle, RNH, and to a degree MSP....they are already looking at 20+ million on a few forwards within the next 2-3 years and that is not even including Yakupov. Yakupov is going #1, and in a few years the Oilers can't afford all these guys at the forward position.

Bernier must be an appeal to them since the Kings have already knocked out a few years of developing him. He can step right in and be the starter and can grow with the team.

I think the Oilers would seriously consider a deal that included our 1st, Bernier, and a dman for the #1 overall.

It is just a matter of if DL is willing to gamble on Quick.
I think the oilers would be the most interesting scenario to me. I just wonder how badly DL wants to deal a good goalie in his own conference.

I think what we may be more likely to see is a MPS/Hickey type of deal.

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