The Kings' goaltending situation is finally settled with two young goalies signed through 2013 to very reasonable contracts. They aren't going to mess with it. What if Bernier is traded and Quick gets injured? Bring in Jones with zero NHL experience?
Whether to trade Beriner or not is a question to be answered in 2013, not now.
To Los Angeles:
Craig Anderson, David Jones, Matt Hunwick, 2nd round pick in 2012
Jonathan Bernier, Davis Drewiske, John Zeiler
There's just nothing here that the Kings want. I like Jones, but he'd have to prove a lot more before I send Bernier packing for him... which is exactly what this trade is at the end of the day. Craig Anderson does absolutely nothing for us.
The original proposal was so bad that I didn't even finish reading the thread. Bernier is a proven NHL goalie with enormous upside and is signed dirt cheap for the next few years, if you want him it will cost you and not a package of could be's or should be's either.
Look at our team, look at its actual needs and then propose a deal based around them that is fair for both parties.
So what this basically should boil down to is this:
To LA: Jones + 2nd
To CO: Bernier + Drewiske
I think most people would prefer Bernier just because of his high draft pick status, but he is still really unproven at this point. Jones is a great player and I'd hate to deal him, but he can't stay healthy for the life of him. That said, as a Colorado fan, I'd take the plunge on this only because all of our goalies suck. That said, I don't think the value is too far off.
If you literally don't know who David Jones is, maybe you should pay better attention to the current NHL season.
I made that proposal because Craig Anderson would be a good backup for the playoffs, and Bernier would get the starts he deserves in Colorado. David Jones would add offense to a playoff bound team, and the 2nd round pick could essentially be a low first rounder. Not a huge gamble for the Kings either way.