I think New Jersey will grab him. Bernier will probably get more games behind an aging Brodeur, which would prepare him to take over the starting role in NJ next season. Also, there are probably few goalies who a young goalie would rather play behind than Martin Brodeur. It just makes sense, especially now that Tampa Bay and Columbus have addressed their goaltending issues. I could see Toronto being interested as well, but I still think they will make a play for Luongo (despite the rumors that Luongo only would waive his NTC for Florida) or even look at Schneider (if Florida won't pony up for Luongo).
Of the rumored teams I'd love to see the Kings add to a deal to acquire Kane, but I'm not sure we'd have the pieces or the cap space to add him. Not sure what Toronto could offer for him that'd make sense for the Kings, JVR? If it's NJ, Clarkson would look good in a deal for Bernier. Columbus has Bobrovsky, so unless they deal him in a deal for Bernier, I don't see it happening.
Hate to see him go. When we drafted Bernier I finally felt like all the pieces were lineing up (even bought a Bernier Monarchs Jersey).
I hope he has great success no matter where he goes. I would prefer to cheer for him as a Blackhawk and not a Leaf though.
It was rumoured that LA turned down a prospect and a 1st rounder at the deadline for him. Now that they have Quick locked in I imagine that package would look a bit better.