NHL Trade Speculation: Jonathan Bernier, 5 Possible Trade Destinations

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NHL Trade Speculation: Jonathan Bernier, 5 Possible Trade Destinations
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When the Los Angeles Kings used the 11th overall draft pick in 2006 to select goaltender Jonathan Bernier, they figured they had their franchise goaltender.

However, the emergence of Jonathan Quick as the team's starting goalie has made Bernier somewhat expendable to the Kings. Bernier could be a legitimate starting goalie on several teams in the league, and, at 23, he still has plenty of room to grow.

Needless to say, if Bernier became openly available, there would be a handful of general managers around the league contacting Kings general manager Dean Lombardi in regards to the Laval, Quebec, native. Bernier would fit nicely on any team trying to add to their goaltending depth, either in the short-term or the foreseeable future.

While most teams in the NHL already have their goaltending locked up for the meantime, a select few teams could be open to change between the pipes, either because of an aging starter or one that just isn't working out.

Because of his age and playing ability, the asking price for Jonathan Bernier would be high. The Kings could even decide to package him in an attempt to land an elite scoring winger, something highly coveted by the organization.

Keeping that in mind, here's a look at five NHL clubs whose cities Jonathan Bernier could wind up calling home sometime in the near future.

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