Toronto is a nice city with a not so good hockey team. While the team has had great success in the past, in the 21st century things have been subpar. As always that failure turns to the star players and the goalie.
Phil Kessel got out of the city on a trade, as did Dion Phaneuf. This left Jonathan Bernier as one who most of the blame landed on. It seemed that even if he wasn’t playing they media in Toronto placed the blame on.
Jonathan wasn’t complaining to say, he just wished people realized how hard being an NHL goalie was. In his opinion being a goalie in NHL was 1000 times harder than any media job. Of course being a goalie meant you had that extra pressure.
That’s just what people sign up for when they decide to enter the crease. It didn’t matter how good you were, a puck would still be able to find its way behind you. Even the best goalies lost games.
That’s what Jonathan kept reminding himself after a brutal game against the Canadiens. They didn’t even have Price in net and his team still couldn’t score one goal against them.
“You played great, we should have been able to score a couple goals for you,” Leo Komarov said.
“I shouldn’t have let Pacioretty score that easily,” Jonathan muttered, more to himself then to Leo.
“We still should have been able to score a goal for you.”
“I think I’m going to head out, have to get ready for the game tomorrow. Don’t want to stay out late,” Jonathan said.
“Wait, don’t take all the blame, we all could have played better,” Leo said.
“Yeah, but I shouldn’t have let them score they easy, See you tomorrow.”
Jonathan really didn’t mean to snap at Leo like that, he was just really upset about this who thing. The Canadiens were not as great of a team anymore, at least not since Price got hurt. Since then Montreal had started a big decline in play.
It didn’t seem right that goalies always took the blame for a bad game. It seemed that unless a goalie was getting a shutout every night, which was impossible, they were failures. It didn’t matter if the team won or lose the goalie was always critiqued.
Jonathan went to blow off some steam and started walking away from Air Canada Center He wasn’t paying attention to where he was going and found himself in a part of Toronto we didn’t know.
The town looked older, which didn’t make any sense, Toronto was one more technologically advanced cities in the world. Maybe he wandered into one of the older parts of Toronto, which also didn’t make sense. The Air Canada Center was in the heart of Toronto, miles away from the older parts of Toronto.
Jonathan tried to retrace his steps but couldn’t remember where he came from. He ended up continuing on the path he was headed on and finally saw someone up ahead. The only problem was that the person looked like Carey Price.
The person, Carey Price, noticed Jonathan as well, “Hey!”
“Carey? Carey Price?” Jonathan asked.
“Jonathan Bernier? What are you doing in Montreal?” Carey asked.
“Uh, this is Toronto.”
“You mean this isn’t Montreal?”
“This is definitely Toronto.”