Toronto Is Berning-Leafs Acquire Jonathan Bernier

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Eric Bordin…

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:

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Tags: Ben Scrivens Evgeni Nabokov James Reimer Jonathan Bernier Los Angeles Kings Matt Frattin New York Islanders Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Steve Shimansky

    Ok question Nino Neiderreiter I agree the Isles will move him I feel Nino fell out of favor with Isles mgmt Is it a personal nature between Nino and Garth or someone higher up in Mgmt? I think if Leafs move Reimer we should take a shot what say you? Thanks

  • Ken Meoni

    Nino fell out of favor because he wanted to play in the NHL and was
    never brought up last year, even when Snow said he would be. He then wanted to be traded because Snow mishandled the situation. I really don’t get
    this website. It’s like everyone thinks Snow is some Genius GM. I don’t see it. There is another goalie the Isles have. And yes he just made the jump to the AHL, but Kenny Reiter is interesting. Played in 12 games and gave up 23 goals. He needs more time down on the farm but he may be the future for the Isles. As for Reimer, there is a reason the Leafs traded for Bernier. They don’t have confidence in him. So, we would trade for a goalie another team doesn’t have confidence in? Should have gone after Bernier. The Isles are at the point when they need to add players to what they have. And I don’t mean cast offs from other teams. Let’s see how Snow handles this.