How many back-to-back games has Bernier started in his career? How many playoff starts? The fact is that Bernier has been a backup and a backup only until now. He looks like he could be the real deal, and he very well might be.
But the only reason that the Canucks moved Schneider was that they couldn't afford to buy out Luongo and no one else wanted Luongo's contract. If either of those things could've happened, then Schneider would be the Canucks' #1 because they believe (and apparently so do the Devils and Oilers) that Schneider is a proven #1 they they could build around on the move.
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Also, if the Kings waited until today and that other trade does NOT happen the Kings will be up against an RFA offer sheet from another team (possibly TOMORROW). That would bring the Kings a 2nd rounder at best.
You cannot compare Scrivens to Mason. But this shows a little more about how you value the players.
Basically, what you are saying is that an unproven goalie and a 7th dman is worth a 7th overall. It just does not make sense.
Last edited by backofthenet; June 30th, 2013 at 02:08 PM.
Mason was traded from the team where he was playing behind the Vezna winner.
Philly traded for him to compete and eventually take over as the #1. Which he is now.
So....ya, that is what I am saying. What are you saying?
NOW, my opinion....Bernier is the far better choice, by a lot. BUT when we take into consideration what fair market value is on the market...then Bernier is NOT worth a 7th overall even if you add a 7th dman. You know how I know this? We did not draft 7th overall.
Last edited by backofthenet; June 30th, 2013 at 02:33 PM.