Bernier fits the description of schlub. Does it really matter, they had dumbass Nick in that role and he'll never come close to a first line role anywhere ever again?
Yeah - because Palmieri's game was actually well-suited to what the Devils wanted to do with Kovalchuk. He drives the net - that's his game. He's a bad passer and isn't particularly fast. Kovalchuk comes into the zone on the left wing and likes to find the guy driving the net or the defenseman coming late. And that line wasn't particularly good either, it just seems like they were, but they weren't.