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Report: Jonathan Bernier has fired his agent

Jun 17, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT

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Soon-to-be-former Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier has fired his agent, according to Andy Strickland of True Hockey.

Bernier was previously represented by Denis Maiorino. It’s not clear if new representation has been secured.

It’s also not clear why ties were cut with Maiorino. Bernier has been the subject of trade speculation for some time now, as Los Angeles has Jonathan Quick, one of the best goalies in the NHL, signed through 2022-23.

Recently, it was reported that the Kings have spoken to 10 teams about their highly touted backup.

Wherever Bernier ends up, he’ll need a new contract. The 24-year-old is a restricted free agent.

  1. guyfawkes16051105 - Jun 17, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    OMG, can things get any more crazy for Bernier? This could cause a situation in which the Kings end up tendering him a qualifying offer just to get a deal done (presumably so he can be traded to a team he agrees on and the Kings can also protect their interests (in not seeing him go to a western conference team, etc.) I think both parties want to get a good deal for each other, and it’s obvious he’s a starter for someone other than the Kings.

  2. 950003cups - Jun 17, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    HIRE JAY Z!!!

  3. jacketsfan7 - Jun 17, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    He’d make a good backup to bobrovsky , and if bobby goes to the KHL vernier would be a great starter for Cbj

    • withseidelinn - Jun 18, 2013 at 9:53 AM

      That’s why he’s asking for a trade. He doesn’t want to be a backup. If Reimer didn’t emerge like he did in the playoffs I would have been gunning for TO to pursue him.

    • guyfawkes16051105 - Jun 18, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      DERP!

  4. stefet - Jun 17, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    He d lol great in oiler orange and blue!

  5. kingsforever - Jun 17, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Just an idea. He’s almost as good as Quick (despite not having many starts).

    Trade Quick (more value) sign Bernier? Depends on what’s out there I guess.

    • blomfeld - Jun 17, 2013 at 9:44 PM

      Smarten up friend …

      You know perfectly well that Quick is the heart of our team and he’s going absolutely nowhere … so kindly remove such blasphemous thoughts from your head ‘asap’ ! In fact, for us to trade Quick would be akin to some idiot selling his/her own organs on the black market because the price is “good” … that’s lunacy and it’s never going to happen, period.

      Now in terms of what we stand to get back for Bernier who sadly has to be let go, there we’re talking man ! :) If it isn’t Crosby himself, then surely it’ll be someone of a similar stature and value … and I do mean that seriously. Unlike this retard Gillis here in Vancouver, comrade Lombardi ‘knows’ what he’s doing and you can rest assured that he’ll be maximizing our ‘ROI’ on this terrific asset to the fullest extent !

      You know Kingsforever … people like you, me and the ‘countless’ millions of others who constitute our glorious cause are very fortunate to have the wonderful management of Lombardi & friends. After all, there’s a reason why today on June 17th 2013, we LA Kings are the current reigning Stanley Cup Champions of the world ! And I would submit to you that no small reason for that is thanks to our excellent management team !

      GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. alswingman - Jun 17, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    There’s nothing special about Quickie so Bernier feels slighted on the bench. Who knows why Quick won the job to begin with, coaches decision, but Bernier is no slouch. He wants a payday.

    • guyfawkes16051105 - Jun 18, 2013 at 10:42 AM

      So, I take it you missed the last seven rounds of the playoffs that the Kings participated in, and that giant silver chalice they paraded around the world, and that Conn Smythe trophy Quick sported around.

      Welcome to Kings hockey, Rip Van Winkle.

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