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#1 smelly

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:35 PM

Lou has to bid him farewell. Neither the fans nor the players would -- or should -- tolerate his return. It would be an act of mercy. And justice.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:40 PM

Lou has to bid him farewell. Neither the fans nor the players would -- or should -- tolerate his return. It would be an act of mercy. And justice.


It's all extremely unfortunate. You can't give up three PP goals, but that penalty was incredibly stupid.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:41 PM

Maybe in a couple of days I'll appreciate the good work he did throughout the postseason, but right now he's the guy Lou rescued from a career in the AHL, who cost the team a shot at the cup tonight.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:41 PM

Bernier is sticking around. One hit doesn't ruin a full season of good. It still sucks.


Lets put it this way too, if they Refs had called the Gio bording the play would have never progressed to that point.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:44 PM

My wife asked me what I was hoping for after the boarding major, and I said, "That the Devils kill it all." I missed it by three goals.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:45 PM

I think he's not only played his last Devils game, but maybe his last in the NHL.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:46 PM

All I can say regarding Bernier:

:argh:

Edit: Which, ironically, is exactly what Scuderi did on the hit. :giggle:

Edited by Devilsfan118, 11 June 2012 - 08:46 PM.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:47 PM

Bernier is sticking around. One hit doesn't ruin a full season of good. It still sucks.


Lets put it this way too, if they Refs had called the Gio bording the play would have never progressed to that point.


I can't imagine Lou being that diplomatic about this particular situation. He'll have an equally diplomatic reason to have Bernier out on his ass.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:48 PM

I can't imagine Lou being that diplomatic about this particular situation. He'll have an equally diplomatic reason to have Bernier out on his ass.


I don't know if you were trying to be funny, but that was funny. :D
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:49 PM

Bernier is sticking around. One hit doesn't ruin a full season of good. It still sucks.


Lets put it this way too, if they Refs had called the Gio bording the play would have never progressed to that point.



Not a chance. He's had a couple other instances. This is not only unforgiveable. It's now his NHL legacy. He's done as a Devil. Lou will never forgive this or allow him to get crucified by the Devils fans to boot.

I think his NHL career to be quite honest is completely over. He was basically rescued by Lou from the AHL. There was talk he was thinking of hanging up his skates this year.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:52 PM

Bernier is sticking around. One hit doesn't ruin a full season of good. It still sucks.


Lets put it this way too, if they Refs had called the Gio bording the play would have never progressed to that point.



Sorry -- totally disagree. It's simply not tenable. He's frankly not good enough to warrant a break on this. Some things are unforgivable -- fresh start somewhere else. Or nowhere. As the case may be.

Edited by smelly, 11 June 2012 - 08:52 PM.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:59 PM

Bernier is gone. That hit (and the 5 minute call/misconduct) will just leave a bad taste in everyone's mouth forever. It sucks but that's life.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:59 PM

I think he'll be back. He's been playing great lately (besides that incredibly stupid hit) and I'm confident that if someone else got the penalty (depending on who obviously) and Bernier was still playing the game would be different. That 4th line had been great for us.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:00 PM

He should have never been in there. Oncw Sykie was back JJ should have been in his spot.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:01 PM

He's taken a few dumb penalties before and he deserves to go. I don't care about the positives this major(pun intended) negative has ruined all the good he did for me.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:01 PM

I think he'll be back. He's been playing great lately (besides that incredibly stupid hit) and I'm confident that if someone else got the penalty (depending on who obviously) and Bernier was still playing the game would be different. That 4th line had been great for us.



Not a chance brother. He's actually been mediocre lately. Carter and Gionta have outplayed him this series for the most part. The 4th line was a great story for the playoffs, but I doubt highly this line will still be together next season at this point (never mind all these guys still being Devils). They were a flash-in the pan story. Turnover is necessary, even on Cup-qualifying teams.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:01 PM

If it was not him it would have been someone else. The NHL fix was in.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:02 PM

He will be gone 5 minutes after the team photo ala Oliwa a few years back.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:02 PM

wow love how everyone dumps on BERNIER for a ridiculous inexcusable call by the stripes. If anything I'd accept 2 mins and that's it. It was not Steve's fault the king turned around half a second before the hit. Sorry the ref blew it, gift wrapped it for the Kings and the league should be embarrassed they pandered to LA all series. The whole situation sucks but dumping on Bernier is not where the hate should go. He didn't cost us the game, the men in stripes did. Hope the Kings enjoy their tainted cup. Maybe next year they'll actually be unbiased...
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:03 PM

Bernier is gone. That hit (and the 5 minute call/misconduct) will just leave a bad taste in everyone's mouth forever. It sucks but that's life.


It's one thing if you're a Kovy or a Parise and you do what he did, but when you're a Bernier-type, you gotta go. Might seem harsh, but he can't come back here after that.
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