According to Nick Kypreos, the Flyers and Leafs are the front-runners for Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier (24).
The Fourth Period reported the Flyers and Kings discussed a deal for Bernier this season and would resume talks this month, he would likely be traded around the 2013 NHL Draft. It's believed Flyers forward Matt Read could be dealt in this deal.
I'm scratching my head at why the Leafs would be interested in Bernier having young star James Reimer between the pipes.
Tim Panaccio reported today Kings GM Dean Lombardi has contacted a dozen clubs about Bernier.
Panaccio's source: “Basically, we’re running an auction."
From my last post about Bernier: He had a .922 SV% and a 1.87 GAA in 14 games (12 starts) this season. Scouts say he has the potential to be a #1 goalie, but is stuck behind 2012 Conn Smythe Trophy winner Jonathan Quick. Bernier is a restricted free agent this offseason.