Well, the choices for the Islanders in net just changed. I say changed because I am not sure they lessened.
The much talked about Jonathan Bernier deal was finally finished today. The Los Angeles Kings sent Bernier to the Maple Leafs for backup goaltender Ben Scrivens, Matt Frattin and a 2nd round draft pick in either 2014 or 2015.
This whole thing has the word odd written all over it. But, we have seen this kind of thing before. Remember what the Islanders management team has done over the years. So, while an odd trade, nothing is odd when compared to what goes on in Uniondale.
The first question many people have is why? The Leafs already have their young goaltender of the future in James Reimer, and they also had a pretty young backup in 26 year old Ben Scrivens. So, now the Leafs have swapped Scrivens and Bernier, creating a logjam in net.
Let’s break down this trade a little further: