Who wants Jonathan Bernier?
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12-04-2012, 08:02 PM
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He's never going to get the chance to earn a starters role behind Quick, who signed for 10 years. It would be a calculated risk (injury to Quick), but Quick is the starter. Providing we can get an adequate backup we might as well get some decent assets that can be used elsewhere, if we can get a young winger with top6 potential who is just about to make the jump, or already has a season or two under his belt (eg tedenby plus a pick or prospect) i'm all for it.
Bernier has done all that has been asked of him and it would be unfair to keep him behind Quick for much longer, he deserves a chance to earn a starters role elsewhere.
Of course.... which is where the Kings best interest may diverge from Bernier's best interest.
Obviously it's best for him to get an opportunity, but the Kings need a backup, he's not proven enough to get a team's young established top 6 winger (like a Tedenby), and the Kings have quite a few borderline NHLers / young guys at the bottom of their lineup that there's limited room for another NHL-ready prospect.
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