Since it has been all Doughty, all the time, I thought we should bring back the other favorite past time of Kings fans: Quick vs. Bernier.
Jonathan Quick is the Kings’ No. 1 goalie. Terry Murray said so in the summer of 2010, before the start of training camp last season, throughout last season, in the middle of this summer and at the start of this training camp. Then again… Murray added a little wrinkle last week, when he said that Quick would “start the season” as the No. 1 goalie. Murray added yet another wrinkle today when, for the first time, he said he would not map out a strict schedule for Quick and Jonathan Bernier, as he did at the start of last season, and would lean toward playing the hot hand in goal. In other words, Quick is the No. 1 goalie on Oct. 1, but check back on Nov. 1.
Murray has opened the door for Bernier to steal the #1 job if he performs better. This is the natural progression for the situation of having 2 potential #1 goalies. They both have 2 years left on their deals and Dean will have to pick one to hitch his wagon to and pray that he gets it right.