Gann Matsuda On The Hockey Writers: LA Kings’ Jonathan Bernier Navigating Uncharted Waters

LOS ANGELES — After a brilliant year in the American Hockey League, goaltender Jonathan Bernier had a spot on the Los Angeles Kings’ 2010-11 roster locked up as soon as the 2009-10 season ended. Indeed, the Kings’ first round pick (11th overall) in the 2006 National Hockey League Entry Draft is in the midst of... Continue Reading →

Has Dean Lombardi Solved The LA Kings’ Goaltending Woes?

LOS ANGELES — With the exception of should-be-a-Hall-of-Famer Rogie Vachon, Mario Lessard and Felix Potvin (for about one season), “goaltending” and “Los Angeles Kings” should not be used in the same sentence unless the idea is to cause uncontrollable laughter or crushing despair, depending on who you might be talking to. But all indications are... Continue Reading →

Jonathan Bernier: Chomping At The Bit

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Even for those who follow the Los Angeles Kings, it is rather astonishing that they have developed their own number one goalie just once in their more than forty years in the National Hockey League. That netminder was Mario Lessard, who won 35 games for the Kings and was named to... Continue Reading →

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