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Jonathan Bernier addresses bitterness of arbitration process

Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier has a new deal with the Maple Leafs thanks to arbitration, but the process was not easy or simple. The goalie was reportedly far apart from the Leafs as far as his ideal salary was concerned. It seems like harsh words were also exchanged. "There's obviously things they say that you don't want to hear, but at the same time I think you grow from those...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs, Bernier agree to 2-year, $8.3M contract

It seems as though everyone in the NHL is falling in line when it comes to salary arbitration, opting to forego the process and settle on a contract extension instead. That’s exactly what the Toronto Maple Leafs and goaltender Jonathan Bernier decided to do over the weekend. With the Leafs asking $2.89 million in the arbitration case and Bernier asking $5.1 million, the teams...
Via Sports-Glory
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: August 3rd, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than having a case of the Mondays. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – THE PENGUINS HAVE TOO MUCH INVESTED IN THEIR TOP FIVE PLAYERS!!!!! IT’S UNSUSTAINABLE!!!! WHO ELSE IN THE LEAGUE BUILDS A TEAM LIKE THIS!!!!!!  According to this on the Trib,..nearly everyone. – Chris...
Via The Pensblog
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Bernier strikes deal with Leafs at zero hour

Jonathan Bernier and the Maple Leafs had already started their arbitration hearing and submitted their cases. But before the arbiter could hand down the ruling, the two sides came together and came up with a compromise: A two year deal with a $4.15 cap hit in each season. Bernier was a stellar backup with the L.A. Kings, but with the Leafs his minutes rose to over 3,000 a season...
Via Puck Drunk Love
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Bernier strikes deal with Leafs at zero hour

Jonathan Bernier and the Maple Leafs had already started their arbitration hearing and submitted their cases. But before the arbiter could hand down the ruling, the two sides came together and came up with a compromise: A two year deal with a $4.15 cap hit in each season. Bernier was a stellar backup with the L.A. Kings, but with the Leafs his minutes rose to over 3,000 a season...
Via Bloguin Best
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs, Bernier agree to 2-year, $8.3 million deal

TORONTO (AP) Goaltender Jonathan Bernier and the Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to a two-year contract worth $8.3 million. The 26-year-old will count $4.15 million against the salary cap in each of the next two seasons. The agreement Sunday came after Bernier and the Leafs went to team-elected salary arbitration but before the arbitrator could hand down a ruling. Bernier, a native...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Leafs could be lowballing goalie Jonathan Bernier

The Maple Leafs might be seriously lowballing goaltender Jonathan Bernier if the latest report on Bernier's salary demands prove true. According to Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman, Bernier and the Leafs stand at least $2 million apart in contract negotiations ahead of Friday's arbitration hearing. That price tag puts Bernier in a contract value similar to Detroit Red Wing Jimmy...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto turns over new Leaf with goaltending coach's fresh style

The Toronto Maple Leafs haven't enjoyed consistent goaltending for a long time now. Over the past three years, James Reimer and Jonathan Bernier have each shined in net at different times while crashing and burning at other moments (anyone remember that Oliver Ekman-Larsson goal from center ice against Bernier?).Before Bernier and Reimer, the Leafs cycled through a string of goalies...
Via Fox Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Much ado about nothing: Leafs insist talks with goalie remain amicable

It's not often that baby photos cause controversy, but when little Tyler Bernier appeared in his 10-month photo on Instagram without his customary Leafs jersey sticker, Toronto fans started to worry that the relationship between Tyler's father (goalie Jonathan Bernier) and the Leafs was beginning to sour.Then the team announced it would take Bernier, a restricted free agent, to salary...
Via Fox Sports
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Bernier be the Oilers' goalie of the future?

Connor McDavid. A slightly more experienced core that will include four former No. 1 overall draft picks. Todd McLellan behind the bench.The Oilers and their fans have plenty to get excited about heading into next season, but let's be realistic: Edmonton won't be a serious contender until the back end becomes something other than a sieve. The Oilers have finished dead last in the...
Via Fox Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Decision looms for Leafs on Jonathan Bernier's contract

One of the key decisions the Leafs need to make this summer is whether to stick with Jonathan Bernier in goal. Toronto fan website Pension Plan Puppets acknowledged that, if a great trade comes along, Toronto should consider trading Bernier, but Pension Plan Puppets focused instead on what type of contract the Leafs could offer the embattled goaltender.Bernier played well at times...
Via Fox Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Confirms Marc Methot’s Shot In OT Didn’t Cross Goal Line In Leafs-Senators

The Ottawa Senators lost a crucial point in the Eastern Conference playoff race Sunday night when they fell 2-1 in a shootout to the Toronto Maple Leafs. However, at one point in overtime, Senators defenseman Marc Methot unleashed a shot that beat Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier. The puck appeared to go wide of the net as it bounced off the end boards into the corner. TSN’s...
Via NESN.com
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs forward says dressing room is “pretty screwed up”

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been the equivalent of a garbage fire this season according to the local media, the team’s fans and just about everyone who has watched the team. The dressing room appears to be in an awkward state following repeated quotes from the team’s management criticizing players as well as a recent statement from Jonathan Bernier in which he compared the...
Via Bloguin Best
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Leafs forward says dressing room is 'pretty screwed up'

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been the equivalent of a garbage fire this season according to the local media, the team’s fans and just about everyone who has watched the team. The dressing room appears to be in an awkward state following repeated quotes from the team’s management criticizing players as well as a recent statement from Jonathan Bernier in which he compared the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Bernier is the Key to the Maple Leafs Rebuild

Jonathan Bernier #45 of the Toronto Maple Leafs defends the goal as teammate Nazem Kadri #43 checks Adam Lowry #17 of the Winnipeg Jets during NHL game action February 21, 2015 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) As the Toronto Maple Leafs continue to blow up their roster and attempt to rebuild, a serious question heading into the...
Via The Sports Journal
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Late comeback falls short as Flyers fall to Toronto

  View image | gettyimages.com The effort was there. The Flyers dictated play for most of the night. Jonathan Bernier played like the number one goaltender the Leafs envisioned him to be. Phil Kessel, Tyler Bozak and Dion Phanuef all scored and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Thursday night. It was a back and forth start. Both teams exchanged...
Via Flyerdelphia
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2|13|15

3-2 wins seem to be working for the Islanders, and that doesn’t warrant any complaints from anyone. The Isles won their third straight game by the score of 3-2 last night, this time against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Anders Lee scored two goals last night (including the game winner), and Casey Cizikas and his fourth line combined for a nice goal in the first period. The Isles’...
Via Islanders Insight
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scores shorhanded goal from center ice (Video)

Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson somehow scored a shorthanded goal from beyond center ice to open the third period of Thursday night's game against Toronto.After the Coyotes won the face-off to open the third, Ekman-Larsson launched the puck down the ice towards the Maple Leafs net, and somehow it bounced past Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier for the score. Even...
Via Holdout Sports
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Unlikely goal sparks Coyotes over Maple Leafs

TORONTO -- Oliver Ekman-Larsson's unlikely goal was a light moment in a difficult season for the Arizona Coyotes. It also was a rough break for Jonathan Bernier and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ekman-Larsson scored off the opening faceoff of the third period, and Arizona snapped a seven-game losing streak by rallying for a 3-1 victory over Toronto on Thursday night. Ekman-Larsson's 13th...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ekman-Larsson's floating goal sparks Coyotes over Leafs 3-1

TORONTO (AP) Oliver Ekman-Larsson's unlikely goal was a light moment in a difficult season for the Arizona Coyotes. It also was a rough break for Jonathan Bernier and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ekman-Larsson scored off the opening faceoff of the third period, and Arizona snapped a six-game losing streak by rallying for a 3-1 victory over Toronto on Thursday night. Ekman-Larsson's...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ekman-Larsson Scores vs Maple Leafs From Far Blue Line

Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson caught Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier napping at the start of the third period Thursday. Ekman-Larsson fired a shot from Arizona’s blue line that somehow fooled Bernier, tying the game five seconds into the third. The nature of the goal brought back painful memories of Vesa Toskala for Toronto fans. The Coyotes...
Via The Garbage Time
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks Score Twice On Same Shift Vs. Maple Leafs; Goal Awarded To Atlanta (Video)

Scoring on the Toronto Maple Leafs is so nice, the Anaheim Ducks did it twice in the same sequence Wednesday night. The shenanigans started when Toronto’s Trevor Smith and Richard Panik took separate penalties on the same shift, giving Anaheim a two-man advantage midway through the first period. The Leafs looked like they were going to successfully kill the 5-on-3, but things...
Via NESN.com
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bernier stops 43 shots to give Maple Leafs shutout win over Stars

  Jonathan Bernier made 43 saves for his second shutout of the season, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Dallas Stars 4-0 on Tuesday night. James van Riemsdyk led a Toronto offense that ended a three-game losing streak with a goal and two assists. The Stars' four-game winning streak ended when they were shut out for the first time since Jan. 9 at New Jersey. Nazem Kadri opened...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bernier stops 43 shots, Maple Leafs beat Stars 4-0

DALLAS (AP) Jonathan Bernier made 43 saves for his second shutout of the season, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Dallas Stars 4-0 on Tuesday night. James van Riemsdyk led a Toronto offense that ended a three-game losing streak with a goal and two assists. The Stars' four-game winning streak ended when they were shut out for the first time since Jan. 9 at New Jersey. Nazem Kadri...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kessel, Bernier help surging Leafs stop Ducks 6-2

TORONTO (AP) - Jonathan Bernier extended one streak Tuesday night while halting another. Bernier stopped 40 shots in leading Toronto to a 6-2 win over Anaheim before an energetic Air Canada Centre crowd of 18,932. Bernier anchored the Maple Leafs' sixth straight victory and was instrumental in halting the Ducks' seven-game winning streak. Toronto also handed Anaheim its first loss...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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