Monday, October 15, 2007

Bernier Experiment Over in LaLa Land

19-year-old Jonathan Bernier has been sent back down to Lewiston of the QMJHL. After having a great start to the season in London, England, it has been all down hill for the Kings. They have not won a game since opening day, and it is obvious that changes need to be made. Bernier was getting shelled night after night, and did not look like he belonged at the NHL level. He wasn't necessarily bad, but Kings' management obviously felt that it would be better if he played another year in junior. He could be recalled later in the year, but I doubt it. Look for him in training camp next year to make an even stronger push for the starting role. The best you can hope as a King fan is that he learned what it takes to play at the NHL level, and that he'll try even harder next year to make the team now that he has a taste.