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06-07-2012, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by tsujimoto74 View Post
Bernier hasn't proven much at the NHL level yet. Less than impressive stats for a guy on such a strong defensive team. I think Yzerman probably tries to get him (or any goalie) mostly by moving picks, since they have millions of them. idk why they need a young guy like Bernier when they have a great prospect already though. It'd make sense to look for a little bit more of a stopgap for a few years until Tokarski is ready, imo.
Bernier's the real deal - there isn't much risk to the team that acquires him. He's still very young, and the best case scenario would be for a team with a fading vet as a starter to transition the role to Bernier over the course of the year and not expect the moon right away.

If LA just wanted to deal him, they would have done so at either of the previous drafts or deadlines. They know his likely future value, but needed Quick to answer some questions first.

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