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01-08-2013, 05:47 PM
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Not that it's a big shock or anything but Kings trying to trade Bernier...
No not shocking but disappointing.
The point I made in the Trade Forum that I don't think I've made before he is Richard Bachman is very likely to become a Group 6 UFA this summer.
He's over 25 which qualifies him, and he's only completed 14 games (less than 28 and you're eligible). Even if he was the full time backup, I don't know if he'd get 14 games in a 48 game season. Plus, I'm fairly certain Dallas will want to see both Bachman and Nilstorp in the backup role in Dallas at some point to ultimately make a decision on who to go with next season.
This is essentially the same situation Ben Bishop and the St. Louis Blues were in last year. He ultimately landed a 2nd round pick, but he's also a big goalie. A cluttered trade market won't help either.
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