Thursday, December 03, 2015
Bernier Accepts Conditioning Stint
It was a bit of a stretch, from a professional point of view, but the Toronto Maple Leafs and goaltender Jonathan Bernier came to an agreement, which sees the struggling keeper accept a conditioning stint in the AHL, where he would spend up to two weeks with the minor-league club, trying to find his game again.
Bernier has yet to find a win in nine appearances with the club, picking up 0 points and losing the faith of his coaches with the team.
With a salary cap hit of $4.15 million annually, it would be a stretch to think that there are many teams willing to accept that sort of hit, in a trade or a waiver claim, in order to take on a goalie that has yet to pick up a win this season. He would need a manager to assume to some risk and have some belief that he can bounce back and be the goalie that he was once projected to be.
With a lack of goalies on the list and one bum already in the minors (and dropped), Cindy has had the worst luck in the crease this year, but she hopes that she can turn that around with Anders Nilsson of the Oilers. She'll have to hope that Bernier finds his stride again and/or gets dealt out of Toronto, possibly finding new life in new surroundings.
Cindy's team currently sits in 22nd place after Wednesday night's action, 55 points out of the money.
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