The LA Kings are the toast of the NHL, but success comes with a price and the team was asked by young goalie Jonathan Bernier for a trade.
Bernier is looking to start and with the Kings signing Jonathan Quick to a new 10-year deal, the chances of becoming the regular net minder is slim and a move to a new franchise is what he believes is best for his career.
Bernier will turn 24 next month and was the first round draft pick of Los Angeles back in 2006 and many experts believed he would take over the team's spot in the net, but after the success of winning the Stanley Cup last season, Quick has earned the right to stay as the starter. The youngster was 5-6-2 last season with a 2.36 GAA as a backup, but as the starter back in 2010, he finished that season with a record of 11-8-0 and a 2.48 GAA.
The latest rumor has the New Jersey Devils showing interest and with two aging goalies on their roster, adding a youngster who can take over in the next couple of years makes sense and the move would have Bernier playing for a talented team and one that could win titles, but is he willing to sit those couple of years?
The NHL made big strides as a league over the last couple of years and players are starting to earn some good money, but others just want the chance to shine and nobody can blame the youngster for wanting to play and prove himself as a top player in the league.