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Recently we discussed the fact Jonathan Bernier's time with the Los Angeles Kings is coming to an end. The time has finally come for the Kings to part with their backup netminder and give him a chance to compete for the starting job in a new city. At the time of our most recent article on Bernier, as many as 10 teams were believed to be interested in his services.
Now it appears three teams have emerged from the pack according to a report from Sportsnet.ca: Philadelphia, Toronto and Minnesota.
As always, we're forced to remind you that you should never read too far into these reports or rumors. The Maple Leafs, Flyers and Wild might be the top-3 contenders for Bernier at this stage, but that could change in an instant. There may be several other teams still involved that have remained hidden from the public eye.
With that being said, the report above is worth dissecting.
We all know the Flyers are about to make a major change in net. Ilyz Bryzgalov will be bough...
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Many felt this summer was finally going to be when the Kings traded backup goalie Jonathan Bernier, and they made that reality quite quickly. The Stanley Cup playoffs are not even over yet, but even though Bernier played for the Kings just last round, his tenure in Los Angeles is over, as it was announced [...]
According to Renaud Lavoie, the Jonathan Bernier sweepstakes has come to three teams: Toronto, Philadelphia, and Minnesota. LA Kings’ GM Dean Lombardi will take the best offer from one of those three. Several are reporting that the price for the 24-year old net-minder may be higher than expected. That is due to the small market [...]
The Toronto Leafs have acquired goaltender Jonathan Bernier from the Los Angeles Kings.
The Leafs gave up forward Matt Frattin, backup goaltender Ben Scrivens and their second-round pick in the 2014 or 2015 NHL entry draft.
The 24-year-old Bernier played in 14 regular-season games for the Kings in 2012-13 as Jonathan Quick's backup. He wanted to play more, prompting the trade...
After weeks of speculation, Jonathan Bernier was finally traded on Sunday afternoon. The Los Angeles Kings sent their backup goaltender and restricted free agent Bernier over to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Matt Frattin, goalie Ben Scrivens, and a second-round draft pick in either 2014 or 2015, as reported by Steve Simmons.
The Maple Leafs will now have to sign Bernier...
As of 4:13 pm, Newsday's Art Staple re-tweeted an RDS account saying that the LA Kings will take the best offer from the Maple Leafs, the Flyers or the MN Wild for Jonathan Bernier.
Whether what they were looking for was too rich for the Isles blood, or if it means they no longer need a competent goalie, we will have to wait and see.
Now on the Daniel Briere front, it looks...
Rumors continue to percolate regarding the Maple Leafs having interest in LA Kings restricted free agent goaltender Jonathan Bernier.
CSNâs Tim Panaccio indicated on Friday that the Philadelphia Flyers were pursuing the 24 year old netminder, along with the New York Islanders, Florida Panthers, Minnesota Wild and New Jersey Devils, but that Toronto had stepped up and offered...
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
For all those Maple Leafs fans who weren’t quite sure what to make of Sunday’s big trade, consider this message from the man who was worked most closely with Jonathan Bernier the past several years.
'He’s the real deal," Kings goalie Bill Ranford told ESPN.com Sunday. "He’s really highly regarded by us. He’s not only a...
The Los Angeles Kings today acquired forward Matt Frattin, goaltender Ben Scrivens, and a second round draft selection from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for promising goaltender Jonathan Bernier.
Bernier was a more-than-capable backup this year to Kings star goalie Jonathan Quick, as he produced a 9-3-1 record with a save percentage of .922. His goals-against average was...
The Toronto Maple Leafs have finally found their goalie. The team has traded for now former Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Bernier. In exchange, the Maple Leafs have sent over Matt Frattin, Ben Scrivens, and a second round draft pick in either 2014 or 2015. The problem with the Maple Leafs finally finding their goalie [...]
NHLTags: Ben ScrivensJames ReimerJonathan BernierLos Angeles KingsMatt FrattinMatt Readtoronto maple leafsThe Jonathan Bernier sweepstakes are over, and the Toronto Maple Leafs have “won.”
The Leafs sent the Los Angeles Kings 25 year-old right winger Matt Frattin (depth player), 26 year-old back-up goaltender Ben Scrivens, and a 2nd...
The Toronto Maple Leafs got off of an early start on reshaping their roster for next season, as they acquired goaltender Jonathan Bernier from the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday for winger Matt Frattin, goaltender Ben Scrivens, a 2nd round pick in either 2014 or 2015 and retaining $500,000 in cap space.
Per Cap Geek, the Leafs will retain $437,500 of Frattin's $925,000 contract...
Numerous reports indicate that the Leafs have traded goalie Ben Scrivens, winger Matt Frattin and a future 2nd round pickto Los Angeles for goalie Jonathan Bernier.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have aqcuired goaltender Jonathan Bernier from the Los Angeles Kings. In exchange, the Kings will recieve forward Matt Frattin, goaltender Ben Scrivens and a 2nd round draft pick. **Not sure if this trade was necessary for the Leafs, but it could end up rewarding them. I liked what I saw out of Matt Frattin last season and I was also a big Ben Scrivens fan...
After missing out on the chance to acquire Jonathan Bernier, the Minnesota Wild have signed Niklas Backstrom to a three-year, $10.25 million contract. The WIld were believed to be in the hunt for Bernier, but the Kings traded him to the Toronto Maple Leafs on June 23rd. Given the lack of other options out on the open market, the Wild elected to retain their winnigest goaltender...