I dunno how I feel about this one. Sure Bernier's young and has tons of potential, but he has been super inconsistent early in his career. And with things looking the way they are, that second could turn out to be a VERY high pick. Here's to hoping.
Edit: feels better that it's a 2010 second rounder.
It's not so bad when the picks are traded for young players. Bernier is the same age as Kesler, went seven picks before him in the 2003 draft.
I agree i should have added that (and did on another board!). Get him signed to a longer term deal and you can suck up the loss of picks.
All I know is Bernier is a 6'2", 225 lb, right handed shot, 23 year old former first round pick that has hands and talent. At the very least he is a big freaking target for the twins to bounce pucks off of.
Is that quote honestly from Al Iafrate? Either way, that's all I think now when I see a player going for an empty net.
It sure is, and he said it after he was questioned about an play where he had a clear shot at an empty net and dumped the puck in instead.
Originally Posted by DR
as i posted on the main board, i am speculating that Gillis informed Regier of a pending RFA offer sheet in the 2nd round range and Regier instead opted for the 2nd and 3rd as a compromise.
anyone share this speculation?
That's a very good point. The Canucks likely added the third so that they could ensure they got the player they wanted. It also allows them to keep their second round pick in 2009 and they still have their own third round pick in 2009 (they gave up LA's pick in 2009) meaning they still have their own 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
The world is coming dow... oh wait, things can happen after 3 days of free agency..
Great deal. Young guy for a 2nd in 2 years, and a 3rd next. Tonnes of time to make up the 2nd and for a young guy its worth it... get him training!
It's a good addition but this isn't the magical fix that is going to make the team competitive. Unless Sundin signs here, the only real options we're looking at for the team being upgraded is through trades. And you have to give up assets to do that, something Vancouver does not have a whole lot of.
Still it's nice to see something positive finally.