The Los Angeles Kings organization made it painfully clear to Jonathan Bernier that his future with the organization, was not really much of a future at all. Since the signing of All-Star goaltender Jonathan Quick, to a 10 Year $58 Million Contract, Bernier has made it clear he wants to be traded. I think we all know it is highly unlikely, that Quick will royally suck like Roberto Luongo and let his backup take control. Sorry to break it to you JB you are not the next Cory Schneider!
With training camp starting in a little over a month’s time, it is imperative that the Kings trade Bernier. There is nothing more awkward than showing up to training camp with a team you publicly admitted wanting a trade from. Maybe he could get a few tips from Rick Nash?
Regardless here is the Bernier breakdown: In 47 games he has a record of 20-17-5, with a .910 save percentage and 2.50 goals against average. He is clearly inexperienced and lacking a few of the qualities a starting goaltender in the NHL must possess. What I am trying to politely say is that he’s a risk. Unfortunately for Bernier, if and when he is traded, he will most likely still be a backup.
So what do the Kings do with Bernier? Right now I think they hold on to him. The Kings organization has a track record of taking care of their players. Not only do they want to make a good deal for the organization, but for Bernier as well.
BUT don’t be shocked if the Toronto Maple Leafs made a play for Bernier, since Mr. Choke Luongo has passed, they are still looking to make a move. A lot can and will happen, obviously not during August, because as we all know August is hockey’s boring month. Don’t worry the time will fly by and there will be drama left and right!!