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Pro Sports Daily:
When Jonathan Bernier wanders into the MasterCard Centre for the first time later this month he’ll be entering the great unknown.
Outside of a brief tenure on a Team Canada world championship team when he met Dion Phaneuf and James Reimer Bernier really doesn’t know anybody on the Toronto Maple Leafs.
That won’t stop him from trying to assert himself as the team’s No. 1 goalie — a position currently held by Reimer but one that seems destined for Bernier.
“I’ve been waiting for that to get my chance” said Bernier traded to the Leafs in June for Matt Frattin Ben Scrivens and a conditional draft pick.
The scouts have long salivated at Bernier’s abilities. He showed what he could do in his limited appearances with the Los Angeles Kings but admits to being frustrated at getting stuck behind Jonathan Quick.
“It was very frustrating. That’s hockey” said Bernier. “When you get your chance you’ve got to take it. That’s what happened with Jonathan Quick.
“He was there before me. Ne
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