Jonathan Bernier Race Down to 3 Teams (TOR, PHI, MIN)
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06-21-2013, 05:39 PM
Join Date: May 2012
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Second post I saw saying bernier could be the third best goalie in the nhl. That's just flat out embarrassing. I'm not sure he has HUGE potential anymore then some others but everyone has a goalie with a few looking ahead like the wild and devils and a few not sound like the flyers. If there's no demand doesn't matter what the supply its not worth a lot unless the seller doesn't and holds on for a big deal or nothing
This is absurd. No one is saying that.
Kings fans are perfectly comfortable with how good we feel Bernier is. We're not delusional or overhyping anything. We've watched Bernier develop, we've watched him play, and we all argued for years about who was better between he and Quick. That fact that a Cup and Conn Smythe winning goaltender is even up for comparison with "back up" Bernier tells you all you need to know about how good of a goaltender Bernier is and will continue to be.
There are STILL Kings fans who think we should keep Bernier and trade Quick. Think about that for a second. Quick won a Conn Smythe trophy just last year and played out of his mind en route to another WCF appearance and there is a large majority of the fan base who still believe Bernier is the better option. He's a goaltender that was drafted and developed almost to perfection by the franchise for 6 years now and no one is comfortable giving him up for peanuts. Excuse us for valuing our players in correct regard.
No one is saying Bernier is the best goaltender in the league. Everyone agrees that he still needs to "prove" his worth as a starter. But the development track, investment, and scouting reports all point to a very, VERY good goaltender that is worth more than a 2nd round pick and some scrubby forward prospect. That's just the reality. The idea that a bidding war has even emerged over "back up" Bernier tells you all you need to know about his value. When there's zero market for an established goaltender like Luongo, regardless of the bad contract, yet teams are seemingly falling over themselves trying to trade for Bernier, that tells you all you need to know about his trade value to other teams.
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