Agreed. He didn't deserve. Wrong place, wrong time. He didn't mean to do it. Scuderi IMO is the reason for the boarding. Nothing Steve could do. Hopefully Steve is on the team next year. Solid 4th line player. Brought heart and grit every shift.
What is the address for fan mail to Bernier???? Initially I was angry when it happened, but the more and more I watch I'm not angry. And he handled himself really well in the postgame press conference.
Personally I would probably boo him. He faced it like a man afterwards but there is enough dumb on this team and we don't need any more let alone pay crazy for it after a playoff run. Worked well for Washington.
But realistically I don't see him coming back. A team will offer him a good contract like Joel Ward or Bergenheim last year. We have our own guys to focus on re-signing and Lou will go and find his retreads again to try and rebuild a similar 4th line for cheap.
One bad decision in one game (albeit crucial). He was still one of many bright spots all season. Can't ignore all of his contributions because of one play, even if it was in the biggest game of the year.