If Jonathan Bernier had to do it again, he might have tried a different way to make a first impression on his new boss.
Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle revealed Tuesday at the team's annual golf tournament that Bernier, whom the Maple Leafs acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings in June, accidentally parked in Carlyle's parking spot at the Toronto training facility. Happily for Bernier, Carlyle also made it clear the oversight won't play any role in the impending goaltending battle with returning starter James Reimer.
"When we acquired Jonathan Bernier, it was adding strength to a position that is very critical in the NHL. You show me an NHL club that made it anywhere in the playoffs, or even qualified for the playoffs, without a quality goaltender," Carlyle said. "That's what we're going to ask of both of our goalies. Because there's two of them, that creates a problem. Both can't play at once. There are factors that do take place over the course of the season that do force you to make a change, but if you win, you're in."