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Kings' Jonathan Bernier asks for trade

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10:32 PM ET 01.31 | According to Andy Strickland at TrueHockey.com, LA Kings goaltender Jonathan Bernier asked the team for a trade after the Stanley Cup finals last June. The rumors that the Kings were shopping the netminder surfaced earlier this month when the team's blue line was decimated with injuries. Strickland adds that Bernier is still hoping for a deal that will see him serve as a number one starter as opposed to the backup role he's found himself in behind Jonathan Quick. Strickland reports that Kings GM, Dean Lombardi, fielded several calls from numerous teams following the Kings championship run but was never satisified with the offered package in return for Bernier. Throw in the health concerns over Quick's back and Lombardi was hesitant to deal the former first-round pick.

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January 31, 2013  11:19 PM ET

I picture the Owner getting Duhryl's input , and the Kings trade Bernier straight up for Bertuzzi

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February 1, 2013  08:50 AM ET
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He would be perfect for one of the two NY teams not called Rangers. But he'd still be doing some waiting/splitting of time. Maybe the Isles can swap him for Lubomir?

I don't think we have a goaltending issue this year. It's clear Nabby is going to be the workhorse. It's next year I'm worried about.

Lubo is really gonna help their blueline when he gets here too.

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February 1, 2013  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I picture the Owner getting Duhryl's input , and the Kings trade Bernier straight up for THE MONSTER...

fixed

February 1, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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fixed

I'm Canuck eh and I approve this message.

February 1, 2013  09:46 AM ET

Oldest stock photo ever...

February 1, 2013  09:47 AM ET

and it's not as if anyone should be surprised that he finally wants out...

If only BGM was a real gm, he loves annointing unproven goalers as future first ballot hof'ers...

February 1, 2013  10:37 AM ET
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If only BGM was a real gm, he loves annointing unproven goalers as future first ballot hof'ers...

Ya think he'll be here to let us know his team is now 5 and 2?

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February 1, 2013  10:59 AM ET
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5 and 3 once the Leafs are through with them tomorrow.

I like your moxie! Not sure it's going to happen but ya gotta support your team...

February 1, 2013  11:06 AM ET

Couldn't take all that pressure of being No. 1

February 1, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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I'm Canuck eh and I approve this message.

Seconded

 
February 1, 2013  01:28 PM ET
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Thus the "he'd be waiting". I'm against having players on a team that don't want to be there. It's terrible for morale and I don't understand it. Having said that, Lubomir can be great for the Isles right now, but if there's a deal for him to get a better piece, they should take it.

Agree.

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