Sunday, June 23, 2013

Bernier Gets Shipped To Toronto

In a bit of a surprising move, it was announced this afternoon that the Maple Leafs had acquired goalie Jonathan Bernier from the Kings in exchange for forward Matt Frattin, goalie Ben Scrivens, and a conditional second round pick in 2014 or 2015.

Last week it was reported that the Islanders had shown interest in Bernier but it was unknown how far they would to go acquire him.  With Bernier now off the board it should be interesting to see where they turn for goalie.  Will they retain Nabokov and go with a Poulin/Nabokov tandem?  Or look at someone like Roberto Luongo or Jaroslav Halak?

This deal doesn't make much sense for me for the Leafs.  James Reimer went out last season and led the team to the playoffs and nearly beat the Bruins who are now competing for the Stanley Cup.  So how do they reward him?  By putting him back in a platoon situation, quite the slap in the face if you ask me.

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