Jonathan Bernier Viewing Party

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Missing hockey? Here’s a good performance from Jonathan Bernier, wherein he turns aside 42 shots to win 3-2 over the Phoenix Coyotes on March 19. Good examples of, when on his game, how calm he is in the net and how well he handles the puck. Keeping in mind it’s just a one-game glimpse, it’s worth your while if you have some time to kill and want to get a feel for how Bernier tends the net.

  • NotSince67

    Just throwing this out there but by acquiring Bernier and taking on extra salary at the position (over Scrivens) it’s made it more difficult to resign Kadri and Franson while trying to fix what wasn’t broken.

  • Jimmy Keating

    @NotSince67  
    While Reimer’s S% was great, the GA was bottom half of the league. GA needs to come down. You need brilliant goaltending to win the cup. Bernier may be just that.

  • mapleleafforever

    Jimmy Keating GA needs to come down by bringing shots down. top 10 sv percentage means goaltending wasn’t the problem.

  • mapleleafforever

    Jimmy Keating Maybe Bernier will be ‘elite’ versus Reimer being ‘good,’ it’s tough to say, but we have no idea what Bernier is yet. Pro scouts are hopefully on the money with this one

  • Jimmy Keating

    @mapleleafforever Jimmy Keating  
    Not necessarily, though I do a agree the shots against need to come down (clearly).

    What was the shot quality on the bulk of his shots? How many shots against were rebounds that could he been gobbled up and/or smothered? We don’t have that data, unfortunately.

  • Jimmy Keating

    @mapleleafforever Jimmy Keating  
    Curious to look at this game and see how he plays. I didn’t get to see a lot of the West Coast games.

  • skiingallday

    ECHO….. echo…..

  • mapleleafforever

    skiingallday ?

  • MaxwellHowe

    @NotSince67 More difficult, but not even near impossible.  Overall though, the Leafs are not spending an inordinate amount of money on their goalies.

  • mapleleafforever

    MaxwellHowe Could’ve been spending even less and getting just as good goaltending, is the point, which leaves more for Franson & Kadri