You’d be hard pressed to find a negative article on new Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier. He was a consummate professional during his time as a member of the Kings organization.
So it’s no surprise that as today wore on and the news of his departure from LA began to spread, several of his now-former teammates took to twitter to send out some goodbye messages. Take a look…
Sucks to see Bernie go but I am so pumped for his opportunity in Toronto he’s gonna kill it!!
— Keaton Ellerby (@ellerby88) June 23, 2013
Good luck Bernie… #greatteammate
— Anze Kopitar (@AnzeKopitar) June 23, 2013
Would like to wish Bernie all the best in Toronto…great goalie coming your way…Welcome @Matt_Frattin and @scrivens_30 to LA!!
— Jarret Stoll (@jarretstoll) June 23, 2013
Sad to see a good friend in Joe Bernier leave, but really happy to see him get the opp he deserves with @MapleLeafs @LAKings will miss him.
— Willie Mitchell (@Willie_Mitch33) June 24, 2013
And from Strength and Conditioning Coach Ryan van Asten:
Sad to see Bernier go. He’s a great talent and even better guy. All the best with the @MapleLeafs, I know he’ll bring success there.
— Ryan van Asten (@RyanVanAsten) June 23, 2013
If you somehow missed it, GM Dean Lombardi held a conference call today as well, covering a myriad of topics like usual – including why Bernier was dealt to Toronto, the ‘assets’ he received back from the Leafs, changes to Willie Mitchell’s health, talks with Dustin Penner’s agent, negotiations with Bud Holloway and a potential new contract for Rob Scuderi. You can read all those comments at the links below.
Lombardi talks more positively on Willie Mitchell’s future
Lombardi on potential new contracts for Scuderi and Penner
Update on Bud Holloway talks from Kings GM Dean Lombardi
Bernier trade completed, first notes on Frattin and Scrivens
EXCLUSIVE: Bernier opens up about his trade request and heading to Germany
Hey Bernier, what’s up with that mask you were wearing?
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Isaak Koenka says
Notice you didn’t see quickie saying good luck… Hmmmmmm Such a Competitor.
John Hoven says
He’s only sent two tweets this month. I wouldn’t read too much into that. Some guys are active on twitter, other aren’t. Who’s to say he didn’t call him or send along a private text message. Quick has always been very polite and positive when talking about Bernier’s situation in LA…even when he was still working out the rough spots in his game earlier this year, see here: