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02-15-2013, 11:20 AM
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Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Manitoba, Canada
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There was just some draft analyst on The Point and he was just asked about Berniers value. I pretty much scribed exactly what he said. He said Bernier's value is dim due to there being 2 North American goalies who are graded higher than Bernier upon being drafted and one neck and neck. He said you can make an argument that bernier is developed and could possibly step in now but questions have been raised if Bernier can be a starter in the NHL.
Bernier won't have the same value as any draft eligible goalie. It's two totally different markets. A draft eligible goalie is someone a team picks up looking to fill a hole they may have in 3-6 years time (or maybe even more). Bernier is someone a team will pick up in hopes he can become a starter immediately or next season.
Odds are the two markets will involve two totally different teams as well. For example, the Rangers won't trade for Bernier as they have Lundqvist, but they may draft a goalie since Lundqvist is 31 next month and, assuming it takes four years for the guy they draft to reach the NHL full time and another two years as a backup, when he's ready to be a starter, Lundqvist would be 37 and on his way out in all likelihood.
You can't compare the trade value of a kid in his draft year with a guy like Bernier. It's apples and oranges.
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