People have asked: why keep Jonathan Bernier?

Mixed in with the initial tweets announcing Jonathan Quick’s pending mega-deal was this:

Next move the #LAKINGS will be to trade Jonathan Bernier who has asked to be moved. #devils #Leafs #blackhawks all possibilties
Andy Strickland

Lisa Dillman, the voice of reason:

Again, this does not mean a trade invovling Jonathan Bernier is in the works. Tend to think otherwise.
lisa dillman

Those looking for a Jonathan Bernier trade can stop looking. For now. Kings not moving him at present.
Dennis Bernstein

Nothing close on Jonathan Bernier trade front. After Luongo, he’s the next best goalie available. Goalie market shrinking fast.
Craig Custance

Another question for #LAKings fans to ponder… who gets dealt first – Jonathan Bernier, Thomas Hickey, Andrei Loktionov…or Rob Scuderi?
The Mayor John Hoven

Why Scuderi?

#Devils have already begun talks with #Kings in regards to Jonathan Bernier.

I still think Jonathan Bernier would have been a better gamble for Columbus but price would have been higher to get him.
Pierre LeBrun

Oh. Well, I’m glad that’s settled.

The Kings also have no intention of trading backup Jonathan Bernier unless they’re blown away by an offer. They like security of 2 goalies.
steve simmons

#LAKings goalie Jonathan Bernier could be the unknown star the #Blackhawks need.
Comcast SportsNet

The reason to keep Jon Bernier is that it’s important to have a back-up goalie whom you trust. If Jonathan Quick, super-athletic goalie that he is, were ever to get inj***d, are we really willing to entrust our season to Martin Jones? And I like Martin Jones. But come on.

And here’s another reason: Jonathan Quick isn’t going to make it five years, much less ten, if he’s playing 70 games a year, playing his crazy Spiderman style. I don’t think it’s a great idea to burn him out quite yet. Therefore, more games for the other Jonathan.

That would be the reasoning.


  4 comments for “People have asked: why keep Jonathan Bernier?

  1. Hopesfall
    June 29, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    I think Scuderi is an option because you can sell him as a good veteran who comes off the books next year and you give yourself a little cap relief. Just a guess.

  2. Garrett79
    June 29, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Be nice to up his trade value by letting him see some games next season too. At this point, 11th overall pick or not, he’s not gonna fetch much in a trade.

  3. USHA#17
    June 30, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Craig Custance

    “Nothing close on Jonathan Bernier trade front. After Luongo, he’s the next best goalie available. Goalie market shrinking fast.”
    Really? Remind me how many NHL games has Bernier played in? How many pressure situations has he faced in the NHL? What, exactly is his NHL record?
    Now I like Bernie and in him see a great future player, but “the next best goalie”?
    Think Garrett79 is right, have to let this meal finish cooking.

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