WASHINGTON - MARCH 30: Nicklas Backstrom #19 and John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals talk before the game against the Ottawa Senators at the Verizon Center on March 30, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Hopefully [Jonathan] has a year that pushes us, that is the organization, to speak to him next summer and looking for [a long-term contract]. Because the thought process is trying to get a goaltender, and hopefully it's Jonathan, to be the stabilizer for this franchise.
— Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello on goaltender Jonathan Bernier