Reimer is a UFA at the end of the season. I wonder if TOR looks to deal him before the trade deadline. Edmonton could really use a starting goalie.
Yes, but some opinions are more based in reality and adhere to things like reason and logic.
Quite honestly it is a very interesting discussion. Quick would have brought a very good return. You have to think either a top line forward or top 2 defender plus....
Bernier definitely has the tools to be a number one and have a very successful career. He may very well be capable if winning a cup with the right team in front of him, and was drafted by the Kings to be that guy. His return was not near as good because he isn't proven as a number 1.
Look at Chicago, they lose Niemi the year after winning the cup and win the cup with a guy that was being pushed out of town by a lot of Hawks fans the year before.
Time will tell the story on this but I don't think it was a mistake or ever on the Kings mind to trade Quick. I am a huge Quick fan and after suffering for decades with below average goaltending the Kings have a top goaltender in the league. It's hard to trade a franchise guy like Quick. I believe in the guy, and think he is capable of another cup.
I think Bernier is a very good goalie and I wish him the best in Toronto. I just don't really see the logic in trading Quick with the hopes that Bernier becomes, well, the next Jonathan Quick.
It's called the Osgood theory of playoff goaltending. Get the best team and a cheap competent goalie.
but seriously, all the best to Bernier. He paid his dues, and hope he runs with his shot. We'll see how he stands up to the heat when things aren't going great.