Poulin has looked good and is going to be good one for Isles
That's a possibility, but unlike Storr, Bernier wasn't rushed or forced to be a starter. They're taking their time with him, although it appears that his future with the Kings won't be a very long one.
Jonathan Bernier, celebrating his day with the Stanley Cup today in Quebec, reportedly told a local French-language television station, “I expect to be traded before training camp starts,” given that Jonathan Quick has signed a 10-year contract extension with the Kings (link here).
Bernier is certainly entitled to his opinion and expectation, but it doesn’t necessarily dovetail with reality. The situation isn’t any different than what was discussed in Bernier’s player evaluation (link here). If the Kings get an offer for Bernier that they believe will improve the team in the long run, they will trade him. If not, they won’t. Bernier is smart enough and reasonable enough to know that the Kings aren’t going to trade him out of charity, simply because he wants to be a No. 1 goalie. I’d like a Porsche. We can’t all get what we want. Bernier is also quoted as saying the Kings “refused” to trade him last season, which is a reach. They talked to multiple teams but didn’t get an offer they deemed sufficient. The reality is that Bernier is a 23-year-old backup goalie with 42 career starts.
Quick’s re-signing slightly increases the chances that Bernier might be traded in the short term, but it guarantees nothing. The reality is that Bernier is an outstanding young goalie and a great fall-back option for the Kings next season if something should happen to Quick. He certainly has the potential to be a No. 1 goalie in the future, but right now the Kings are focused on the Kings’ best interests, as they should be.
I'd give up a 2nd or maybe multiple picks like Lindback got.
But not the Kings 1st. Goalies are too much of a gamble. (yes I know draft picks are too). But I'm not interested in trading a big chip like that for a goalie with about 50 games.
Nor am I.C'mon people,this is Bernier we're talking about trading not Quick.Some of you seem to be confusing them and are asking way too much for Bernier.
I'll use the Hawks as an example.Any talks that included Saad,Teravainen or a 1st next yr(strong draft)would be about Quick not Bernier.He has proven himself to be a top notch tender while Bernier has yet to do so.You would be trading for potential which ,while high,is not proven value and therefore a bit less costly.
Lower your expectations or you'll be disappointed when the trade is finally done for 2nd rounder(s) and/or good but not great prospect(s)
I could see Toronto going after Bernier like Tampa and Lindback. A couple of early picks, maybe some minor league players going back and forth, sprinkle some Burke antics on top and you've got an NHL trade.
LA won't take the risk of trading goalies within the conference, so Chicago seems an unlikely destination.