Leafs looking into Bernier
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01-16-2013, 03:04 PM
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Would a Reimer+ for Bernier deal make sense for either sides?
That would be the likely scenario if we were to make a deal with Toronto, as they have to get rid of a goaltender, but it would obviously depend on whether the Kings feel comfortable with him as the backup, and also if he would be as well since he is in a similar position like Bernier, a young netminder who has essentially been playing a tandem/top role on the Leafs and would suddenly find himself as a career backup behind Quick.
In all likeliness, I would think that Lombardi is looking for a veteran that knows he is in a backup/mentor role rather than a young guy who is looking for a starting job.
I wouldn't be surprised if Lombardi did multiple deals and trades Bernier to a team like the Leafs for depth on the wings or a defenseman with picks, and then turns around and makes a deal/signs a reliable, older veteran to play behind Quick.
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