It’s too early in the year to call it one way or another, but Bernier has looked good thus far. He is very technically sound, handles the puck well, and is great at controlling rebounds (something Reimer needs to work on some more). It’ll be interesting to see how the year plays out.
Always knew he'd take the jon from Reimer, you don't bring in a guy and then pay him more money than your current #1 to be a backup, barring injury this was always going to be Bernier's job all he has to do is beat the avs and he's the guy. That said I'd like to see Reimer, VS Nashville
The season has barely even started and you're already planning the parade, and crowing the MVP?
It's way, WAY too early to go either way on this team. Whichever goalie gives us the best chance to win is gonna be the one who is in net, end of story.
Bernier's been awesome, from everything I've seen the sky is clearly the limit for this guy. He's got the skill, the effort, the attitude, everything that's needed to be a starting goalie. The only thing he needs to show is consistency, and if he shows that, he'll become the goalie everyone has projected him to become.
I think he gets Colorado and Nashville at least. Depending on how he plays those 2 will determine when Reimer gets his next start. It could be Saturday against Edmonton, it could be 2 weeks from now against the Blue Jackets. I don't think Randy will wait that long to put him back in, but I think right now Bernier's getting at least this week's starts. After that it's a mix of not letting Reimer sit too long (unless Bernier pulls a SO or 2, he'll get the Canes and/or Wild next week at least) and riding the hot hand.
I am still a huge Reimer fan, but Bernier is definitely making a case. A few more games like that and he won me over. I like Reimer because of how he started from the bottom and made it up in our organization, and is our only good developed goalie for as long as I can remember.
As long as Reimer continues to look like hes a deep sea diver swimming in his crease Bernier will continue to be the better option. I fully expect Bernier to take the job and run with it. I wish James Reimer all the best, with his new team next season.
I believe this guy will be a top NHL goalie. He has the fundamentals down to a tee, excellent athleticism and the composure of a veteran. The combination of these factors generally produces top NHL goal tenders.
I still can't believe that save he made on Spezza when the game was tied 4-4.
Itís too early in the year to call it one way or another, but Bernier has looked good thus far. He is very technically sound, handles the puck well, and is great at controlling rebounds (something Reimer needs to work on some more). Itíll be interesting to see how the year plays out.
Originally Posted by Hockey Enforcer
The trade for Bernier could be an even bigger steal for the Leafs than the Lupul/Gardiner trade. This team looks to finally have the goalie it was looking for since Belfour was let go.
That's the second game in a row Bernier has stolen a win for the Leafs. Bernier looks to be the number one goalie and a great one at that.
What happened in the 15 minutes between these posts?