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06-20-2013, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Kingler View Post
Don't seem like its such a far fetch for a young and high potential player like Bernier to fetch...a young and high potential player back. If all 3 reach their potential and become all-stars, Bernier would be worth the most out of the 3

If the Philly's team scouts think that Bernier is likely to become franchise goalie and secure the position for the team for the next 10 years, do you think that Philly would be hesitant to give up Schenn or Couturier? I doubt it

For some reason, people believe the Kings has no leverage that Bernier is a RFA and that there are lots of goaltender available. But it seems that the Kings are getting quiet an interests for him. This is essentially a blind auction and GM don't know what others are offering. If a team thinks Bernier is the man then they will overpay to win the auction

Worst thing is that Bernier becomes a franchise goalie with another franchise and a team, say Philly, could have gotten him but fail to offer no more than Matt Read
It is very hard to predict who will become all stars though, and right now none of them are but an argument could be made that Couturier is closest.
What about a scenario where LA loses Bernier to an offer sheet and he becomes an all star. It won't happen as he will be traded before he is eligible to sign elsewhere. Just pointing out there are two sides to the coin.

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