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CBJ @ LAK - Sutter Hasn't Decided Which Goalie To Start
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02-15-2013, 02:54 PM
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If any GM in the league bases his assessment of a player off of one or two games (against the Columbus Blue Jackets, no less), he should be fired immediately. But yes, you're right there is no downside to giving Bernier the go tonight.
So yeah, they should assess him from his time riding the bench?
Anyone trading for Bernier is trading for a guy they think can be a starting netminder. St. Louis was the first start Bernier's had since March 31, 2012. That's the first start in 10 1/2 months. If a team is interested in bring him now, they will only have that start and this one potentially to judge him on.
Current performance dictates a players value, and since Sutter's come in 14 months ago, I think Bernier's had like seven starts. No Gm/scout can base their understanding of Bernier on anything more than a few games, because odds are they haven't watched him play more than once or twice as a starter.
And scouting a goalie as a start versus coming off the bench are two totally different things.
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