I'm actually not in favor of acquiring Bernier if the asking price includes Mason.
Or either of next year's first-round picks.
Or either of the goalies drafted in the 2012 entry draft.
Actually, pretty much any of the stuff being tossed around here.
A couple of mid-round picks or a pick and middling prospect, OK. Throw the three young NHL wanna-be goalies in there and let them sort it out who's 1-2-3.
"Every game, every point is a necessity." -- Ty Conklin, January 2007
"I'll have a chance to compete for the post of first issue. This is the most important thing." -- Sergei Bobrovsky, June 2012
Dansk has one of the best hockey pedigrees around. I certainly have high hopes for him.
So do i, and he seems VERY confident in his ability to play the NA style of hockey. Which seems to take some translating from the euro style. Him playing here 3 years definitely helps.
As for the organization id be very happy if we could be where Montreal was a few years ago with Halak and Price fighting for a #1 position. I just REALLLY hope howson doesnt think we are there right now with bob and mase. Because we definitely are not. And if we wait until dansk and korpisalo develop bob(hopefully) will already be our #1 and they will be fighting for the backup job. Which i guess wouldnt be TOO bad.
All you have to do is look at what Columbus gave up for Bobrovsky. There is no reason to give up more then that for Bernier.
Bobrovsky cost us a 2nd and two 4th round picks.
I agree and I'd have no problem dealing Dansk (2nd round pick) or Korpisalo (3rd round) for Bernier.
Trading LA's 1st is borderline, but I'd do it. A late first round pick imo isn't worth much more than what we paid for Bob. When I look at past years drafts, the 16-30 picks develop into substantial NHL players roughly 25% of the time.
I'd pass on a 25% chance 3 or 4 years down the road, to get a guy that was named the top goalie in the AHL two seasons ago, followed by two seasons of backing up one of the top 5 goalies in the world. Bernier is not a sure bet, nothing is, but I like his odds better than 25%.
I think Bernier might have a higher ceiling than Lindback, but he just hasn't proven it like Lindback has yet. I really like Bernier, I just don't know that we want to have two goaltenders under-24 (although, as mentioned, we aren't in "win now" mode) ... I'd rather see Bobrovsky with a good veteran to show him how to win as a professional hockey player. Tim Thomas, Nicklas Backstrom etc
Lindback has played in 10 fewer NHL games than Bernier, for the record.