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07-14-2012, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by kingfansince1967 View Post
First, the title of this thread should be changed. Now that JB has gone public, it is no longer a "rumor" that he wants to be traded.

Second, "sources" that were at the late nite party Thursday confirmed that it is the Ottawa Senators who have shown interest in Bernier.

Number three, it is more than understandable that Jonathan Bernier wants to leave the Kings and he will surely not be happy to even start training camp with the Kings. After all, when he was chosen by the Kings in the first round, it was with the goal of becoming the number one netminder. We all know the rest, Quick has been awesome (although I think that a 10 year contract is just insane) and has now been crowned number one goaltender for years to come. Bernier will soon be 24. He is competitive, wants to prove what he can do and does not want to be back-up anymore.

Finally, don't expect to get very much for Bernier. Look at what the Habs got for Halak after he was awesome in the Stanley Cup playoffs 2 years ago... The "best case scenario" from a management perspective would be to keep Bernier at least for the beginning of 2012-2013, have him in goal at least 1 out of 3 games in order to give him exposure and higher the stakes. And depending with what kind of progress (or regression) the King's season will be having, then would be the time to make a move. But, bottom line, Bernier won't buy in to such a scenario.

The best deal we could get is a backup goalie + 2nd or 3rd round draft pick. It's time to move on.

And in a little less than a year, the CBC announcer after the final game of the Stanley Cup playoffs will have something similar to say, but a little different: "And here are the words that have never been spoken before ... the Los Angeles Kings have won the Stanley Cup for the second time"!!!

Go Kings Go! (and this has been written 100% sober)
I agree with this. People are overvaluing his worth. He hasn't played enough games to get a great return.

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