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Jonathan Bernier Out To Prove Doubters Wrong

from Eric Stephens of the OCRegister,

Nowhere on his tattoo-laden torso does Jonathan Bernier have one that contains the saying “I Survived Toronto” on it, but you couldn’t blame him if he had that added in permanent ink.

You also couldn’t blame Bernier if he feels renewed these days. He is a member of the Ducks now, no longer having to carry the weight of the Toronto Maple Leafs and their expansive, critical fan base on his shoulders.

Bernier is no longer seen as the “franchise goalie” for the Leafs. He’s definitely not that with the Ducks, as John Gibson wears that label. That may be a good thing at this stage for the 28-year-old, who started his career as a can’t-miss first-round pick of the Kings.

“I think there’s less pressure overall,” Bernier said. “In this market, probably, it’s a lot different. It was a great experience in Toronto but it’s fun to be back here in Cali. Obviously I’m used to it a little bit with the Kings. It’s a completely different mindset and lifestyle as well.”

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