After weeks of speculation, The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired Jonathan Bernier from the Los Angeles Kings for Matt Frattin, Ben Scrivens and a 2nd round pick in 2014 or 2015 (Leafs option).
Ron Hextall talks about the trade
With so many Phaneuf haters, it would be funny to see how many fans would be hoping to get him if he were available. I thought he had a solid year though.
What a piece of shit trade, we are in trouble if we keep giving away players like this. Nonis are you out of your fucking mind
can't see bernier and reimer co-existing for long....suspect that nonis thinking of moving reimer while his recent top performance against boston still resonates---who needs a goalie besides edmonton and philly who have assets to trade
philly has simmonds etc--oilers have several young hot shot fwds better than frattin as well as high pick
wouldn't surprise me to see reimer gone before the draft
Welcome to silly season! Phaneuf isn't going to Edmonton, they hate him there.
I don't mind the Leafs going with the Chicago goaltending model. It's worked out alright for them...
Classic Lombardi on the call. He's clearly not happy that the $500K in cap relief aspect came out. Seems he was asked to not mention by TOR
How in fuck did they think they could keep that secret
XProteautype:: NHL people I've talked to say Bernier has a shot at being a big-time impact player. Haven't heard anyone say the same of Frattin/Scrivens.
To SJ: Phaneuf, 3rd To Tor: Pavelski, Burns, 1st.
No. It's all coming together now. It's going to be Phaneuf for Gagner. Then Grabo will be bought-out. Then Kessel moved for an apple pie, and Komi bumped up to forward to take his spot on the 1st line.
Man just b/c he is on the block doesnt mean we are moving dion. I mean come on guys get it together. We havent even dealt him yet and ppl are saying nonis is a idiot. Maybe its just a negotiating tactic or maybe phaneuf wants out. who the FUCK knows.
Think of it like this, if Reimer went down for even 30 games this season, would you really want Scrivens and ? starting all those games. Frattin's a player but hes also 25 so hes not a young prospect and has had a couple knee injuries in the past year. Sucks to lose him but if a guy like Clarkson comes in that is an upgrade.
Like I said Ship him to EDM and get us there pick, use that to get further up the draft, possibly aquiring more assets along the way, and the buyout scenerios hehehehehe
Maybe the Leafs can get Stajan, Hagman, White, and Mayers type players for Dion Phaneuf!
This is a good deal because our goaltending was so shitty this season. Wait... what? We have a starter with the same career save percentage as the Habs' Carey Price, who is widely considered to be an all-star future olympian? When did this happen?
Burke showed us that there can be trades and plans hell a year in advance, it really shouldnt surprise anyone
hmm Capgeek says that Phaneuf has no NMC/NTC.
Still doesnt make much sense though. Nonis would have to be bringing in another big time defenseman to justify moving out Phaneuf.
I really don't understand, why would we trade our top dman when we are looking at ADDDING to our D this off season? doesn't make any sense to me unless Nonis has a replacement already lined up, but I doubt he does....
livefyre nesting is gettings it's first really work out now. It's hard to keep up with all the little convos.
Love it, Bernier should shore up our goaltending for the whole season. Less of a worry now if Reimer gets injured again too, plus adds some serious competition
LOL. Yep, let's trade a top-15 Dman in the NHL when we don't even have a fucking real #2 Dman. Makes total sense. Nonis is steering this team back towards mediocrity after our first successful season in nearly a decade.
Love this trade boys. Sure glad we didn't lose the 1st round pick that was being speculated. 2nd rounder either next year or the year later, we will replenish that in no time.
Bring it on, make a friggin splash Nonis, Im all for this finally some real god damn GM moves, shoot the guy near the chicken switch and let it happen
Good trade, goalies are hard to come by. I'm wondering if Reimer could be sent packing at some point.
Frattin is 25 and still relatively unproven and Scrivens is a beaut of a person but just an average gaolie. Wasn't happy we gave up a 2nd but at least its not for this year. Wondering if Maca is brought back now too