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BOSTON -- The Toronto Maple Leafs dont know for sure if Jonathan Bernier will be a franchise goaltender. But they acquired the 24-year-old from the Los Angeles Kings with hopes of finding a long-term solution at the position. "Theres always a gamble when youre taking a young player, but we felt that the gamble was worth taking with the upside that we think that Jonathan has," Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis said. Seven years ago Monday, the Boston Bruins took a gamble, too. They sent veteran goalie Andrew Raycroft to Toronto for the rights to first-round draft pick Tuukka Rask. Now, Rask is in the Stanley Cup final with the Bruins while the Maple Leafs go into the off-season hoping that a tandem of Bernier and James Reimer can get the job done. "We feel weve got two of the top young goaltenders in the league right now," Nonis said. "I dont think you can be deep enough at that position." Former Leafs GM John Ferguson Jr. was dealing from depth in 2006. Prospect Justin Pogge had just finished a season with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League in which he went 38-10-6 with a 1.72 goals-against average and .926 save percentage, and 26-year-old Mikael Tellqvist was also in the system. Rask was the Maple Leafs pick at No. 21, and though he was ranked high, he represented something of an unknown. So much so that when the Raycroft trade happened, Bruins interim GM Jeff Gorton considered taking forward Jiri Tlusty instead. "It was like Tlusty or Rask for Raycroft," said Peter Chiarelli, who became Bostons GM in July 2006. "There was a lot of discussion at both ends about it. It was decided that it would be Rask from Bostons end." Raycroft gave up the most goals in the NHL in 2006-07 and lasted only two seasons in Toronto. Rask was Tim Thomas backup on Bostons 2011 Cup-winning team and is now a legitimate elite goaltender. At the tale end of a long playoff run with the Bruins, the trade is far from Rasks mind. "I was just happy to be part of any organization at that point," Rask said. "Maybe they saw something." Now, the Maple Leafs see something in Bernier, who is more established at this level than Rask was then. Nonis hopes Toronto can cash in on Berniers "pedigree of success." "Hes still young and I still think that hes got a long way to go in terms of development," he said. "A lot of goalies continue to get better well into their late 20s and early 30s, and I think that thats something we can expect from him, as well." Cheap Joe Maddon Jersey . -- Three close looks at the bucket, three misses. Cheap Ian Happ Jersey . Vokoun departed practice on Saturday morning after discovering swelling in his thigh. He was taken to a local hospital where the clot was revealed. The club announced the surgery following a 5-3 exhibition loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. . Those lessons were more than enough to overwhelm the Utah Jazz. 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Primarily a top backup in his first five seasons in New England who had proved to be a capable fill-in starter, Cannon has become a full-time starter in 2016 with veteran Sebastian Vollmer unavailable to play all season because of a hip injury.Cannon, 28, was recently lauded by veteran offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia for altering his style of play.The improvement weve noticed has really been this year. We asked him to play a different way and do things differently, Scarnecchia said. Hes such a good guy, he really tries to do them that way, and I think hes made great strides.Hes a big man [6-foot-5, 335 pounds] that moves very well and uses his hands much better in pass protection. He can be a real force in the run game, so Im pleased with where he is. But neither one of us is satisfied, so we just keep moving forward.Asked to elaborate on how the Patriots have asked Cannon to play a different way, Scarnecchia exxplained the change is tied to his 34-inch arm length.ddddddddddddHe hasnt used his length, Scarnecchia said. His arms are really long, but he doesnt use them like a guy that has long arms needs to use them. The more you keep the defenders out and away from you, instead of letting them get into your body and grab things, the better off youre going to be at tackle. He seems to grasp that very well and embrace it. If he will continue to play that way, hell be fine. And he has been fine.Before the regular season, coach Bill Belichick also noted Cannons conditioning.Im sure you noticed in training camp how fit he looks. Hes really in good shape. This is the best condition hes been in since hes been here, Belichick said on 98.5 The Sports Hub. 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