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Jonathan Bernier…nothing to worry about.

November 11, 2007

I regularly check out some of our top prospects in the system, and it’s no secret that Bernier is going to be the final piece to this organization down the road. He played his heart out while playing for the Kings in 4 games but it wasn’t enough for him to stay with the big club. As much as I want to see Bernier play in a Kings uniform, it was the right decision to send him down. It’s not that he didn’t deserve to play in the NHL, he does, but the Kings didn’t deserve him this year. He got a taste of the big leagues and he will learn a lot from the experience. In fact I think this send down will benefit Bernier. While he isn’t playing great consistently in the Juniors, it will take him time to adjust and things will start clicking with Bernier. He’s only 19 with a ton of potential and the more importantly he is very mature from what we are hearing from the Kings Brass (Lombardi and Crow).

So don’t freak out when you check out his stats ( 5 games with a 13.17 GAA). I’m not an expert and don’t follow the Lewiston Maineaics on a daily basis, but they lost a lot of their key players from last years Championship team like our own Marc-Andre Cliche (Manchester Monarchs) and David Perron ( St. Louis Blues). Also the Maineaics are a young team and it will take time for them to be cohesive and consistent like they were last year. Then again, Bernier could be traded to another team in the Juniors that is more likely to make a run for the Memorial Cup.

Meanwhile our other top prospects are doing great from what I hear on LGK, with respect to Moller kicking ass.

Other Notable prospects updates (thanks to Rob2716 on LGK):
As petey mentioned above, Moller’s goal scoring streak came to an end. Chilliwack won, 3-2, in a shootout over Red Deer. Moller got an assist in the game, but he did score in the shootout.

Owen Sound beat Guelph, 3-2, in overtime. Simmonds with one goal, one assist, +2 and 2 PIM in the Attack win.

Quebec beats Baie-Comeau, 6-2. Joe Ryan was back in the lineup for Quebec but had no points in the win.

Erie loses to Sault Ste. Marie, 5-3. Josh Kidd with zero points in the loss.

Lethbridge beats Prince Albert, 4-2. Dwight King with 2 PIM.

Regina beats Saskatoon, 5-2. Rowat with the start and the win, making 26 saves in 28 shots.