I wonder if CoHo could have won rookie of the year had he stayed a Canuck…
Oh, the pondering of a Canucks fan.
Depending on how long you’ve been a Canucks fan, you may remember Steve Bernier. He had his ups and downs with the Canucks. There were times where he showed a lot of promise, but he was often criticized for not having a good set of hands and even being too heavy to play.
He was sent home one summer with a personal trainer and dietician to assure he was eating and training correctly. The next season, he returned having lost 20+lbs, thinner, quicker, but didn’t get a chance to play hockey how he knew - physical, tough, and powerful. The Canucks traded him soon after, not having seen the results they wanted. Personally, I think he was too young to be molded into something he wasn’t, without getting a chance to develop into who he was. He was a BIG man, who played big, and had a scoring touch. He generated many scoring chances, but was always just a second behind from banging the puck home. Development takes time, I wish he’d been given another year with Vancouver.
In his time in the NHL, Bernier has bounced from the San Jose Sharks, to the Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers (who released him), and then to the New Jersey Devils AHL affiliate. This season, Steve Bernier, worked his way from a mere AHL contract to an NHL contract with the Devils. He played how he KNOWS how to play, how he was born to play. Hard, physical, while providing an offensive threat. And now he’s heading to the STANLEY CUP FINAL.
I am a Panthers supporter, but I can’t help but smile when Bernier (alongside his NEW team) eliminated the team that released him last season, in the first round this year. There must have been a feeling of triumph for him there. Good on you Bernie. NEVER QUIT.
I want nothing more than to see Steve Bernier lift the Stanley Cup this year. And if you were a Steve Bernier fan at any point, you probably want him to win it all too. He deserves it, because just when you thought he was down and out, he battled back into the NHL and now has been part of one heck of a Cup run. It’s true, a Phoenix does rise from its ashes.
GO GET WHAT’S YOURS BERNIE!
This is what AV is trying to prevent from happening whenever he puts his hand on Kass while he’s on the bench.
And there’s CoHo celebrating his second of the night with the Sabres bench.
Look at the fans, they sure do love him now :D
Coho celebrates his first goal as a Buffalo Sabre [his first of 2 goals that night]
So…I was looking at Coho Sabres pictures and noticed his peculiar facial expression lol. I don’t recall seeing that on his face as a Vancouver Canuck. He must be very happy, or trying to hard lol.
What is your face Coho? :P