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Jonathan Bernier is the best goalie for the future of the Leafs because he's young and wouldn't be an ultra-expensive option for the team as far as his yearly salary and annual salary cap hit are concerned. His next contract likely won't have the same financial risk that Roberto Luongo has.
However, the price to acquire him via trade from the Los Angeles Kings could be a bit high.
Bernier is from Montreal, so he knows what it's like to be in a hockey-crazed environment and probably won't be rattled by the pressure of the fans and media since he knows how they act in a place like Toronto.
Bernier was 5-6-1 last season and also had a 2.36 GAA and a .909 save percentage. His career record is 20-17-5.
Although he's never played in a playoff game at the NHL level, he was around the Kings last year during their Stanley Cup championship run as the backup netminder. It's not first-hand experience, but it's still valuable. Bernier also played well in the playoffs for the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL in his time with the team.
Bernier is better right now than current Leafs goalies James Reimer and Ben Scrivens and has a better upside than both of them.
Of all the young goalies in the NHL who might be available during the season, Bernier is clearly the best option for Burke.