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Kings trade Bernier to Toronto for Frattin, Scrivens, and pick

Jun 23, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

Jonathan Bernier AP

The Jonathan Bernier sweepstakes are over and the Toronto Maple Leafs have come out on top.

L.A. sends Bernier to the Leafs in exchange for forward Matt Frattin, backup goalie Ben Scrivens, and Toronto’s choice of either a 2014 or 2015 second-round pick.

Bernier has been seeking to be traded out of L.A. since the end of their Stanley Cup run last summer and reiterated that hope again this year. Now he heads to Toronto where he’ll compete with James Reimer for the No. 1 job and potentially a world of debate over who the top guy should be.

Bernier had a strong bounceback season this year going 9-3-1 with a 1.88 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage.

For the Kings, picking up Frattin helps them out depth-wise at forward and gives them a fast-skating player with a knack for the net. In 25 games this season, he had seven goals and eight assists for the Leafs.

Scrivens, meanwhile, slots in right now as the backup for Jonathan Quick and after the year he had this season, it’s an ideal role for him. While Quick will get the vast majority of starts, Scrivens showed he can fill in well going 7-9-0 with a 2.65 GAA and a .915 SV%.

More importantly for the Kings? Frattin ($925K) and Scrivens ($612.5K) come cheaply with a combined cap hit of just over $1.5 million. Bernier is a restricted free agent this summer and set to likely make a bit more than that.

Update (2:22 p.m. ET): TSN’s Darren Dreger adds the Leafs also sent $500,000 to the Kings in the deal. Dean Lombardi is a wizard.

  1. icelovinbrotha215 - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    Hmm. Doesn’t seem like they gave up too much. Should this move not work out for TOR, I don’t think it will set them back that far. They still have Reimer (even though I don’t think he is too excited about this news).

  2. devilsarethebest - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    We can still sign him to an offer sheet…..

    • tedyst - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:30 PM

      devils havent got near the money available to match the leafs(the richest team in hockey)

      • devilsarethebest - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:53 PM

        There’s only such much they’re gonna be willing to pay for a goalie that doesn’t want to play for them.

      • valarmorghuliss - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:25 PM

        Richest team in hockey mean so much in a salary capped league too….

      • tedyst - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:44 PM

        we have 21 million in ap room after an expected buyout of komisarek

      • esracerx46 - Jun 23, 2013 at 3:44 PM

        21 million in cap space…..the leafs have 7 forwards and 3 defenseman signed. Including Vernier, they need to sign 13 players.

  3. jimw81 - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Let the backlash in philly begin at holmgren and his weak minded ability to get a deal done and letting bryz stay. Flyers fans welcome to mediocrity.

    • hockeyfan28 - Jun 23, 2013 at 5:30 PM

      You want the flyers to unload the farm system on a goalie who started 62 games in his career? Ask Vancouver how that worked out with Cory Schneider who was last years hot goalie and riding him got their coach fired

    • laxman1944 - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM

      Well done Flyers……you did nothing…….stay the course

  4. crazemastercraze - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Flyers fans: BWAHAHAHAHAHAH

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:22 PM

      I don’t know about other Flyers fans, but I’m not upset that TOR had the winning bid. The Flyers need to focus on drafting well and retaining the talent received from their drafts.

      • laxman1944 - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:01 PM

        AMEN brother

    • hockeyfan28 - Jun 23, 2013 at 5:35 PM

      Jonathan Bernier was this years Cory Sneider that is all and next year some other hot goalie backup
      will come along and be the goalie everyone wants happens every year

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  5. devilsarethebest - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Don’t see why he would want to sign with Leafs, because it’s obvious he wants a guranteed starting job, and I don’t see Reimer being to happy about that. This is going to drag on for a while and come down to an offer sheet.

    • tedyst - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:32 PM

      no team in the league can outbid the after a buyout of komisarek there will be better than 21 million cap space

      • devilsarethebest - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:54 PM

        But the Leafs will not match a huge offer sheet for a goalie that doesn’t want to be on their team.

      • valarmorghuliss - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:26 PM

        tedyst, you really don’t understand that the NHL has a salary cap do you?

      • valarmorghuliss - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:28 PM

        Your Leafs need to sign Kessel, Bozak and Phaneuf ASAP, and you’re danving and yammering about all this money the Leafs have, and how nobody lol, can out-bid them. You’re the typical out-to-lunch Leaf fan.

      • tedyst - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:43 PM

        bozak wont be back kessel and phaneuf are signed for next yr,we have no cap worries at all at this point

    • killerpgh - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:49 PM

      The Devils don’t have their 1st round pick next season. Any offer sheet that has a cap hit of more than $3,364,391 (that was last years number this seasons should be similar) requires a team to give up THEIR first round pick in the next draft. Since the Devil’s don’t have a pick they can’t do an offer sheet unless its below that 3.3 million and giving what the Maple leafs gave up to get him I don’t see the Leafs not matching an offer sheet that would just give them a 2 round pick or less as compensation.

  6. girouxed - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Flyers dont need an ownership change more than a goalie change.

    • girouxed - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:21 PM

      Flyers need an ownership change more than a goalie change. *****


      • jimw81 - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:25 PM

        as a long time flyers fan, i guess we are going to have accept mediocrity. Bryz is staying because his agent turned into a public pr battle and he won. the only thing positive out this is that leafs hurt themsleves from getting clarkson.

      • narfmoo12 - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:41 PM

        Jimw81: Every time you post, you say something dumber than the last post. Bryz’s agent didn’t win anything. Nobody cares what his agent thinks. Homer certainly doesn’t.

      • jimw81 - Jun 23, 2013 at 11:01 PM

        Bryz agent has a history with the flyers. he was the agent who told hextall to sit out a season in the late 80’s over an contract dispute and clarke didn’t put up with it for one second. He’s trying make the flyers look like the bad guy by saying the defense suck and none of it was his client’s fault inwhich it was his fault.

        im sorry i dont drink the cool aid that comes out the flyers front office from snider,lukko,homer to coach jam.

  7. blomfeld - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:36 PM


    Man o man, has Christmas ever come early for the Leafs eh ? In all seriousness, this is a complete ‘win/win’ for all parties and a wonderful example of how ‘dynamic’ commercial enterprise works. It’s sad to see Jonathan go, however he now has the chance to fulfill his dreams and realize his true potential. Anyway, it looks like we Kings have done pretty darn good too here, with these excellent players Frattin and Scrivens! :)

    *** NHL’s Top Goaltenders as per Bloomberg Sports ***

    1) Jonathan Quick
    2) Ben Scrivens
    3) Cory Schneider
    4) Ryan Miller
    5) Carey Price

    28) Ilya Bryzgalov
    29) Miika Kiprusoff
    30) Alexander Ovechkin

    • tedyst - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:40 PM

      where on earth did u get that insane ranking?,scrivens is a sieve

      • blomfeld - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    • devilsarethebest - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:54 PM

      WTF? Ovechkin?

    • sjsharks86 - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:46 PM

      Don’t mind this retarded a$$hat people, last week he posted this $hit ranking & Bernier was #2 on the list. Pretty sure he’s going for satire, but he just comes off as an obnoxious troll.

    • Windmiller4 - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:57 PM

      I really hope you’re a troll and not a kings fan, because if you are then you’re an absolute disgrace to a great team and its fanbase. Show a little class and quit acting like a grade A idiot.

      • blomfeld - Jun 23, 2013 at 3:56 PM

        or in other words you love me …

        listen you couple of dopes … while I do sincerely appreciate your attention, I nonetheless have to break it to you that I just don’t roll with ‘you’ people … sorry but that’s how it is, so save it friends and God speed to the both of you …

        *** special video selection for Windmiller & Sjsharks ***

      • Windmiller4 - Jun 23, 2013 at 5:04 PM

        Don’t flatter yourself buddy, even your own mom wouldn’t love you after seeing how big of an online jackass you are. And judging by your videos and your interesting use of words i’d guess you’re some old fart sitting at a computer doing your best to piss people off. Go suck off Quick a little more you worthless little simpleton

      • blomfeld - Jun 23, 2013 at 10:00 PM

        Windmiller @ Jun 23, 2013 at 2:57 PM …

        “Show a little class and quit acting like a grade A idiot”

        Windmiller @ Jun 23, 2013 at 5:04 PM …

        “Go suck off Quick a little more you worthless little simpleton”


        Judge: thank you counsel … do you wish to add anything further ?

        Blomfeld: no your honor … we now see fit to rest our case

        Judge: I concur with your decision friend … then let it be so

        Blomfeld: thank you comrade judge :)

    • bosoxfanpeds - Jun 23, 2013 at 6:07 PM

      No Tuukka????

    • drewsylvania - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:36 PM

      Is this our first paid troll?

  8. lgredwings - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Reblogged this on Let's Go Detroit Red Wings.

    • zetaone - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:48 PM

      Nobody gives a flying f*ck about your sh*tty blog.

      • lgredwings - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:57 PM

        Cleary, hence the reason you took the time to find it, read a post and make a lovely comment like this. Thanks for visiting

      • narfmoo12 - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:45 PM

        He didn’t have to go there to make a comment on THIS website about your blog.

      • drewsylvania - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:37 PM

        lgredwings, you’re dumb as a post buddy.

    • bensawesomeness - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:11 PM

      ….you’re an idiot.

      • lgredwings - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:12 PM

        Good talk.

  9. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Wow! This article served as a reminder that the draft is one week away. Dang. If the hawks win tomorrow it doesn’t give much time for the hockey staff to celebrate and recuperate, and even less for the winning team if it goes 7 games.

  10. 19to77 - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Whyyyy. Reimer was their MVP this year and Bernier wants to be a starter. The price is decent, but only if the trade actually makes sense – which this DOESN’T. What’s to stop another team from offer-sheeting him and f*cking their cap structure up? And why do they even WANT to do the two-headed goalie thing anyway? Just get Reimer a good, WILLING backup.

  11. hallsy86 - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Like Scrivens?

  12. thos_prattt - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    This is a classic Nonis lateral goaltending move. Until he brought Luongo to Vancouver, he and Burke brought in a long line of stopgaps and goalies that never worked out. Bernier is a long way removed from his junior hype, and while he put up good numbers this year, he hasn’t exactly proven anything as a top line starting goalie.

  13. tedyst - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    for those saying the leafs can be outbid,it wont happen they will have 21 million in cap room once they buyout komisarek.the devils have no money,may end up in bankruptcy.the flyers have zero cap room to play tell me what part i dont understand?

    • devilsarethebest - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:48 PM

      Hmmm… Where do you base your statement that the Devils are going into bankruptcy? this season they sold tickets alot better than in years. You’re just a stupid Leafs fan that’s just terrified of your team getting screwed.

      • tedyst - Jun 23, 2013 at 3:15 PM

        its been written in alot of hockey blogs,the owner is broke and looking for angel investors

  14. northstarnic - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Bummer. Really wanted to see him in the Christmas sweater.

  15. bobhpine - Jun 23, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Anything that increases the chance Bryz stays in Philly I’m all for…Philly afraid of nothing but maple leaf and bear in woods.

  16. riotact13 - Jun 23, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Maple Leafs screwed up. Frattin is a solid forward, Scrivens is a decent backup, and a second rounder for a goalie controversy waiting to happen. Either Reimer or Bernier isn’t going to get the time to develop like they should. Stupid.

  17. riotact13 - Jun 23, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Maple Leafs screwed up. Frattin is a solid forward, Scrivens is a decent backup, and a second rounder for a goalie controversy waiting to happen. Either Reimer or Bernier isn’t going to get the time to develop like they should. Stupid.

  18. timmyp716 - Jun 23, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    I’m pretty sure Dean just sold somebody their own house for a dollar…

  19. jkaflagg - Jun 23, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Not a bad return for a player the Kings were effectively forced to trade…..Frattin is not the Top 6 forward many hoped for but is decent, and Scrivens will slot in nicely as the backup goalie…..

  20. kingsforever - Jun 23, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    My Leafs friends all think this is a steal. Damn.

  21. billysabre - Jun 23, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Ugh. Another missed opportunity by Darcy Regier. Nice pickup 4 the leafs. Lets go Enroth!!

  22. hockeytowninhabitant - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    For the flyers, I don’t think bryz is all to blame. That defense that they out in front of him is absolutely atrocious

  23. andyreidisfat - Jun 23, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    First, I am not quite sure how the flyers “lost” in this, because I don’t think they were ever even in it. All the rumors I heard had coots in the deal and the flyers are not trading a 21 year old with that kind of talent for anyone who isn’t a star. Also, I gotta be honest, I would rather have mason who won hard ware on a really bad team and IMO has as much if not more potential than Brenier because of his.

    Second, I don’t understand this trade. Reimer who I saw a bunch this past season looks pretty damn good to me. I would have ranked goalie at the bottom of Torontos needs this offseason. If I was a leafs fan I would be kinda upset at losing the players they did and ultimately the cap space they will have to spend on a goalie that has done nothing in the NHL, and while he did have decent stats when he did play, look at the players that played in front of him. La isn’t an offensive juggernaut. They are a well coached defensive team. Tht makes goalies look better.

    Toronto is going to probably have to drop 4 mill a season on Brenier and even though they do have cap space as another posted, they also only have 11 players under contract. Add the 4 mil per for Brenier plus resigning there own and does anyone really think the leafs look that much better ??? Do any of you Toronto fans think they were a goalie away from a cup run ?? In fact I would say the goalie is the only reason they made the playoffs.

    I dunno about this trade. It doesn’t make much sense to me. I kinda thought New Jersey was the spot for this kid to go. He could have backed up Marty for a year them became the next guy. Now I don’t even know if he beats out the goalie who is already on the team. And even if he does, did the leafs do anything at all to make the team better in front of him ??

    That being said, I really wish I was a fan of the kings. Other than bringing carter in I think the kings have a team full of winners a great goalie a very good coach and one of the better gms in hockey….. My hats off to the kings and their fans … Well played sirs, well played …..

    • dueman - Jun 24, 2013 at 3:44 AM

      That’s a lot of nonsense!

      • jcmeyer10 - Jun 24, 2013 at 6:55 AM

        I gotta give him credit for breaking it up into paragraphs.

  24. Habib Marwan - Jun 23, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Bryz still needs to go ….. and will go … far away . There’s gotta be a better guy out there that can handle Philly then that clown .

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