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#21 justdo3043

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 06:30 PM

so true...being a high draft pick is worth nothing if you stink at the nhl lvl no matter how many jobs are on the line you succeed and zach was a steal

ask hugh jessiman lol
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:30 PM

As per TG:
"Right wing Steve Bernier has joined the team after agreeing to a two-way contract for the NHL minimum of $525,000. He had previously been on an AHL contract with Albany for $105,000. That will continue to be the AHL salary on Bernier’s contract."


Hmm ... I like this move for a third or fourth line player RW.He is now with the big club on a line with JJ and Poni. Looks like Henrique will not be in the line up.
Parise-Zubrus-Kovy
Sykora-Elias-Clarkson
Poni-JJ-Bernier
Boulton-Carter-Mills

Edited by Anhkheg, 30 January 2012 - 02:46 PM.

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#23 Devils731

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:35 PM

So stink in the preseason, do not much in the AHL, and....profit?

Bernier better be way more physical than he was in the preseason.
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:41 PM

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:21 PM

If Bernier plays well this may put a slight dagger in Janssen's playing time.

Edited by Jas0nMacIsaac, 30 January 2012 - 03:22 PM.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:27 PM

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:39 PM

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Seriously the guy is producing and is getting passed over for scrubs like sestito and bernier
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:48 PM

I really hope there are plans for him to have a permanent spot next year in NJ. (Zharkov)

And I seriously think that losing him on waivers is keeping NJ from bringing him up. He'll probably need to be in a place where he'll stay if he's ever going to play in New Jersey again. That is, if I have the waiver rules right which I likely don't.
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:44 PM

Those of you who aren't happy about this are crazy. When we have a healthy lineup, Bernier is as good a 4th line RW as you'll find in the NHL. He's only 26 and he's shown he's capable of putting up a fair number of goals and assists in this league. For $550k, you'll never find a better bottom-3 guy.



I really hope there are plans for him to have a permanent spot next year in NJ. (Zharkov)

And I seriously think that losing him on waivers is keeping NJ from bringing him up. He'll probably need to be in a place where he'll stay if he's ever going to play in New Jersey again. That is, if I have the waiver rules right which I likely don't.


As of now, he doesn't have to clear waivers.

Edited by Amberite, 30 January 2012 - 04:44 PM.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:49 PM

DeBoer wants size on his fourth line, that's why Zharkov hasn't been a thought. People do make too much of a big deal over a guy with two goals in 80 NHL games, but he would at least contribute more than most of the dreck we've been playing five minutes a night.
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:51 PM

Those of you who aren't happy about this are crazy. When we have a healthy lineup, Bernier is as good a 4th line RW as you'll find in the NHL. He's only 26 and he's shown he's capable of putting up a fair number of goals and assists in this league. For $550k, you'll never find a better bottom-3 guy.


If its so slam dunk that he's a great 4th line guy then why did he have trouble even getting invited to an NHL training camp? Then, once invited, he failed to win an NHL contract due to not playing well.

I think Bernier has recently shown he is capable of not putting up goals or assists due to his capability of not having his effort show up.
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:52 PM

Those of you who aren't happy about this are crazy. When we have a healthy lineup, Bernier is as good a 4th line RW as you'll find in the NHL. He's only 26 and he's shown he's capable of putting up a fair number of goals and assists in this league. For $550k, you'll never find a better bottom-3 guy.


Bernier has six points in 17 AHL games. If he was a 'proven' NHL guy he would have gotten an NHL contract in the offseason.

He'd better be worth it cause now we're maxed out at 50 contracts. If Lou wants to make a deal at the deadline, he's got to trade a guy to do it.
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:07 PM

Bernier is a proven NHL guy and is immediately better than Janssen, Mills, or Boulton.

I also don't think that disposing of a contract will be that hard if it comes to that, and I'm not sure it will - I think this could be the last move.
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:16 PM

Lets hope Tedenby will be ready for the 3rd line after 30 games in AHL to get his confidence back.

Parise-Henrique-Kovalchuk
Sykora-Elias-Zubrus
Tedenby-Zajac-Clarkson
Ponikarovsky-Josefson-Bernier

That is a playoff group up front.
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:17 PM

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:41 PM

Lets hope Tedenby will be ready for the 3rd line after 30 games in AHL to get his confidence back.

Parise-Henrique-Kovalchuk
Sykora-Elias-Zubrus
Tedenby-Zajac-Clarkson
Ponikarovsky-Josefson-Bernier

That is a playoff group up front.

Assuming zajac and henrique get back
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:42 PM

Assuming zajac and henrique get back


Why wouldn't they, the playoffs are 2 months away. This is if NJ makes the playoffs.
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:47 PM

Why wouldn't they, the playoffs are 2 months away. This is if NJ makes the playoffs.

The way Lou makes it sound, zajac isn't that close. And you know how groin injuries are
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:09 PM

Zajac ain't coming back unless there's a playoff spot.
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:15 PM

Bernier has six points in 17 AHL games. If he was a 'proven' NHL guy he would have gotten an NHL contract in the offseason.

He'd better be worth it cause now we're maxed out at 50 contracts. If Lou wants to make a deal at the deadline, he's got to trade a guy to do it.


Take a look at Bernier's stats. He's been in 385 NHL games and has 159 points in that span. If that isn't a proven NHL player, I don't know what is. Show me any 4th line player in the NHL who has those kinds of stats and is 26. Maybe there are 1 or 2 that are not coming to me off the top of my head, but it doesn't matter. The point is that Bernier instantly makes the 4th line much better.
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