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Report- Jonathan Bernier Going To The UFA Market

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SYF's avatar

Well, I wasn’t entirely surprised.  If he goes, thanks, JB.  Sure appreciate your time with the Wings.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/20/21 at 07:23 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

I would guess the Oilers.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 07/20/21 at 07:30 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Lol, but he loved it here!?!?

Anybody got any cardboard cutouts of Hasek lying around?

Posted by Hootinani on 07/20/21 at 07:34 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Ffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu…

Makes you think Wallstedt in the draft, eh? Throw him right into the NHL?

Posted by RedMenace from A Miserable Existence on 07/20/21 at 07:54 PM ET

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Makes you think Wallstedt in the draft, eh? Throw him right into the NHL?

Posted by RedMenace from A Miserable Existence on 07/20/21 at 07:54 PM ET


What, and ruin this kid playing him on this team? I can’t think of a worse idea.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 07/20/21 at 08:50 PM ET

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Makes you think Wallstedt in the draft, eh? Throw him right into the NHL?

More like it makes me think we’ve finally got a good GM who’s willing to cut ties to a guy one year early rather than late to avoid over paying him in cash and term.

Good for JB. Thanks for playing here, but there are a lot of younger options out there.

Posted by beantownredwings on 07/20/21 at 09:01 PM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

Smart move by Bernier, get yourself PAID or a shot at the cup at this point in his career

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerHolland2.0's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 07/20/21 at 09:24 PM ET

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What, and ruin this kid playing him on this team? I can’t think of a worse idea.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 07/20/21 at 08:50 PM ET

Don’t see SFY doing it either. Drafting him maybe, but not playing him right away.

Posted by RedMenace from A Miserable Existence on 07/20/21 at 09:32 PM ET

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Smart move by Bernier, get yourself PAID or a shot at the cup at this point in his career

Really cannot blame him. I enjoyed watching him as a Red Wing. smile

Posted by bigfrog on 07/20/21 at 10:05 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Smart move by Bernier, get yourself PAID or a shot at the cup at this point in his career

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerHolland2.0’s pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 07/20/21 at 09:24 PM ET

+19.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/20/21 at 10:07 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

So if Bernier isn’t back who do the Wings sign?

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 07/20/21 at 11:05 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

UFA goalie list here.

https://www.spotrac.com/nhl/free-agents/goaltender/ufa/

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 07/20/21 at 11:24 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

I’m guessing Greiss is devastated by this news.  smile

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 07/21/21 at 12:30 AM ET

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Posted by beantownredwings on 07/20/21 at 09:01 PM ET

The quote specifically notes it was Bernie’s decision.

Posted by ilovehomers on 07/21/21 at 01:59 AM ET

PierreC's avatar

Philip Grubauer would be an excellent replacement

Posted by PierreC from Montreal, Canada on 07/21/21 at 03:18 AM ET

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Call me a curmudgeon, but who’s in net doesn’t matter with this blueline.  Leddy was a solid addition and Seider has all the potential in the world but I see ice tilting against us unless we add another top-4 (preferably top-2) quality player.

Unless Yzerman shocks us all with some brilliant maneuver or Dougie Hamilton against all odds decides to sign with his hometown team, I don’t expect to see it this season, even though it’s about time to turn this skiff around.

Posted by captaineclectic on 07/21/21 at 07:03 AM ET

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I’d love to see Yzerman pull of a deal with the Kraken to get Vanicik or Khakonen (spelling on both) from the caps or wild, and trade them to us for something.  They might want one or both themselves though.
Not sure we have anything they’d want anyhow.

Same goes for Dunn, Bean, Fleury, one of those younger D.  But again, what do we have they’d want more than just keeping those guys? 

Sigh.  I can dream. smile

Posted by DieByTheWing on 07/21/21 at 10:39 AM ET

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Would have been nice to get a pick for him leaving town.

Good on him though.  He was a trooper on an absolutely horrible team, and gave it his all every night.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/21/21 at 11:01 AM ET

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You could see this coming. Bernier has re-established himself as a decent starter and the options he’ll get in free agency in money, term and location will be the best of his career.

Yzerman isn’t about to overspend with Griess under contract and the Wings still a few years away from competiting. It’s highly unlikely Bernier would get any better and he’ll probably decline before his next contract is done.

There are options out there (no, rookie goaltender isn’t going to cut it). Yzerman will find someone suitable. The challenge will be enticing a goalie to come to Detroit. But there are always serviceable backups available. They just might have to wait for the rest to play out.

Posted by evileye on 07/21/21 at 11:12 AM ET

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I’d love to see Yzerman pull of a deal with the Kraken to get Vanicik or Khakonen (spelling on both) from the caps or wild, and trade them to us for something

Trading for Vrana’s bff Vanecek might help persuade him to stick around longer but he’s awfully green with only 37 games and just ok numbers

Posted by SauceBoss on 07/21/21 at 11:26 AM ET

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Right, but in a combo with Greiss, might be nice SauceBoss

Posted by DieByTheWing on 07/21/21 at 11:32 AM ET

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Right, but in a combo with Greiss, might be nice SauceBoss

Agreed. I wouldn’t mind seeing someone younger, with upside potential, as a backup to Greiss. I guess they should also be keeping in mind that Greiss might be a trade chip before the end of the season.

Posted by evileye on 07/21/21 at 11:49 AM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

I’d love to see Yzerman pull of a deal with the Kraken to get Vanicik or Khakonen

There is news about these goalies out there. Ill leave the KK twitter page for anyone who wants to avoid spoilers smile Paul is killing it with the retweets!

https://mobile.twitter.com/kuklaskorner?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author

Posted by ilovehomers on 07/21/21 at 11:56 AM ET

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Smart move by Bernier,

Depending on what Yzerman offered, could be a risky move too. Of course, there is a chance SY did not offer anything. But if he did offer let’s say 2 years at $4 mil, he might not get better offer elsewhere and by the time he comes back, the position might be taken.

Posted by VPalmer on 07/21/21 at 06:08 PM ET

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