Remember the first game of the season, when the Ducks and the Kings battled in London? Bernier was great in net for the Kings, and I said that he should stay in LA and anchor the team. Well, looks like this was another case of me jumping to conclusions.
Yes, Bernier was really really good in that game. No, he will not stay with the team this year. The Kings have decided to go with someone else this season (or maybe five someone elses), returning Bernier to the Q in the process. He may be disappointed, but hey, now he’s available for Team Canada this December! That’s good news, eh? We’ll need all the help we can get if we’re going to go for the 4-peat.
Speaking of young Canadian hockey players, it looks like the London Knights are going to lose another star player this year, as Sam Gagner will likely stay in Edmonton (if I’m wrong, don’t blame me – BLAME DREGER!). This young guy barely made Team Canada for last year’s World Juniors, and he was virtually absent from the scoresheet. Fast forward about 7 months and Gagner was tearing it up in the Super Series. His performance there was rewarded by a good look in training camp, and then lo and behold, he proved that he can handle the NHL too, becoming the most consistent player for the Oilers so far this season. He’s currently playing big-time minutes for the Oilers’ top line, logging over 20 minutes in a game against the Canucks late last week. But if he stays with Edmonton, he won't be available for Team Canada in December. *sniff*
And now, let’s talk about Mike Comrie. The guy was a hero in Edmonton, then a villain (along the lines of Chris Pronger and wife), then he played in Phoenix and Ottawa, where he was, um, mediocre? - I guess that describes Comrie. After a Cup run with the Sens, Murray hands him off to Ted Nolan on the Island. So how is the little rich boy doing with the Isles?
Well, he’s doing pretty darn good.
Seven points in five games good.
And Comrie hurt someone in the process. A young boy who has a very influential father with a ‘thing’ for Anna Kournikova. That father is James Duthie, TSN hockey know-it-all, and he recently revealed that Mike Comrie stole his son’s woman! *gasp* And Comrie’s not even ashamed of it! How dare he…doesn’t he know that a 7-year-old boy’s love for Hilary Duff is a special thing that shouldn’t be messed with? Or at least that’s what I get from Duthie’s column…
How can they sleep at night, knowing what they've done to poor Duthie Jr...