BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 26: Nathan Gerbe #42 of the Buffalo Sabres is framed by extra hockey sticks at the players' bench while warming up to play the New Jersey Devils at HSBC Arena on March 26, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via 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