Toronto goaltender James Reimer previously admitted that the Maple Leafs’ decision to bring in another promising young netminder in Jonathan Bernier made him feel “doubted.”
Now it sounds like he just feels determined.
“I don’t plan on giving up the net,” Reimer told TSN.ca. “I don’t plan on giving up that starters’ spot right now, not to be a jerk about it obviously.”
Reimer’s had some time to step back and reflect on what this means and thinks this new challenge will make him a better goaltender.
“I’m sure Bernier’s coming in wanting nothing but that starting job,” Reimer said.
That’s a safe bet. Bernier was stuck behind Jonathan Quick in Los Angeles and now he has a real opportunity to prove that he’s capable of serving as a number one goaltender.
“I was pretty miserable in L.A.,” Bernier told 590 the Fan, according to the Toronto Sun. “It was really hard. I play hockey to play games, not only practice.”
Bernier certainly has the potential to become a starter in the NHL, but Reimer is coming off of a strong season. Both will likely get chances early in 2013-14 as they each attempt to gain an edge over the other.
Julien says Lundqvist’s acting ‘doesn’t need to be on the ice’
The goalie interference penalty called on Brad Marchand late in Friday’s Thanksgiving Showdown didn’t sit well with the Bruins.
Marchand, whistled after making contact with New York’s Henrik Lundqvist midway through the third, said he thought “it was a bit of a weak call,” adding “[Lundvqist’s] out of the crease, and he lightly gets touched.”
While Marchand took issue with the call, his head coach took issue with King Henrik.
Julien on Hank: "I know he does some acting on the side, but it doesn't need to be on the ice." #Bruins
Somebody tell the Boston Bruins there’s a goal-scoring crisis in the NHL.
This afternoon, for the 14th time this season, a Bruins game featured at least six goals. The final score was 4-3, as Boston came back to beat the Rangers in a wildly entertaining Thanksgiving Showdown on NBC.
David Krejci scored the winner with 1:43 remaining. Krejci’s goal came just 2:03 after teammate Ryan Spooner had tied it on the power play.
The win was the Bruins’ fifth straight. Though the defensive mistakes remain…
…Claude Julien’s troops have been finding ways to overcome them.