February 12th, 2013, 12:36 PM #21
I would love to see Bernier start next game. Quick hasn't been getting it done and he benches some players for this and Bernier played a great game. Not saying to start him from here on out, but maybe 1 more game would be good. I could honestly care less who the #1 goalie is right now. I want the one who is playing better and getting the W to start. It's not like Bernier is some hack back up either. Many teams have had 2 goalies battle it out and Vancouver is one of them who was set on Luango being traded and now look at him.
February 12th, 2013, 12:37 PM #22
LOL. Did you even see the game? He controlled the shots very well.
Originally Posted by Halfwall
February 12th, 2013, 01:04 PM #23
You are blind if you didn't see all the rebounds. Just because the blues didn't score doesn't mean there weren't rebounds.
Originally Posted by Bojanglz
February 12th, 2013, 01:12 PM #24
Unless Sutter senses a problem with JQ's play independent of how the team is playing in front of him, my guess is he stays with the guy who currently holds the Conn Smythe trophy.
February 12th, 2013, 01:46 PM #25
3rd Line Role Player
If you check out La Kings insider, Sutter does say Bernier had no rebounds in last nights game.
February 12th, 2013, 01:58 PM #26
What I learned from this thread... people don't care about sample size.
I hate to be a gigantic Quick apologist... ok no I don't... BUT...................
Excluding Banner Night, that stupid Nashville game and his pull from the Ducks game... here are Quicks numbers so far this season...
Oh... and his goal support in those 4 losses? 5 goals. In 4 losses. They scored 5... ****ing... goals.
Now.... Sure... it's a shortened season so that last moment goal against the Red Wings hurts. And it's all against Conference opponents so losing to the Ducks in a clobbering hurts.
Are you really going to blame Quick for losing on Banner Night to the most clearly dominant team in the league?
Are you really going to blame Quick for losing to Nashville while only facing 14 shots when the Kings didn't even score ONE?
Are you really going to blame Quick for giving up two goals early when his replacement went on to give up 4 against a bizarrely high powered Anaheim team?
Are you really going to blame Quick when half his losses are on nights his team is only scoring 1.25 Goals a game?
The guy who is playing with no training camp after back surgery? The guy who, when he's on, is STILL only allowing about 2 goals a game?
While the team he's back stopping is missing 2 of their best penalty killers and shutdown defencemen?
While the team is 23rd in offense and only scoring around 2.2 Goals per game?
February 12th, 2013, 02:00 PM #27
Originally Posted by Dr. Naysay
February 12th, 2013, 02:21 PM #28
Ride Bernie like a rented mule for the next few games. The guys looked like they stepped up and played great in front of him and scored some goals too. Give Quick a little break and get a little healthy goalie competition/mutual appreciation going.
February 12th, 2013, 02:40 PM #29
I dont think anyone is saying to bench Quick, but rather see if we cant get another W with Bernier in the nets. While I did not see the game, it sounds like he played well. Quick is still coming off back surgery, probably partially due to carrying the team to the Cup last Spring. Give Bernier another shot.
Personally, I was hoping Crawford would not be having the season he is so far and the Hawks might look to Bernier, but Crawford is out of his mind right now. Either way, Sutter has to like the fact that he has a decision to make this Friday.
February 12th, 2013, 03:45 PM #30
Where's Fukufuji when you need him?