Free Jonathan Bernier.
One can only imagine how frustrating Jonathan Bernier's career has been so far. The Los Angeles Kings selected the netminder 11th overall in the 2006 NHL Draft but have used Bernier sparingly thanks to the talented Jonathan Quick clogging the path from the bench to the ice.
Bernier's frustrations have finally boiled over as the goaltender requested a trade to a new team in order to have a chance of seeing some real playing time. Bernier anticipates he will be dealt but believes a deal won't be reached until training camp gets a bit closer. For Bernier, a trade should bring an opportunity to finally prove himself at the NHL level.
It's not like Bernier is expecting to be dealt to a team where he immediately becomes the #1 between the pipes. More realistically, he probably just hopes to play more games during a season than the 16 he suited up for in 2011-12. Of those 16 appearances, just 13 were starts. Bernier was barely used since makin...