The way Jonathan Bernier is playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, I hate to say it, but nice-guy James Reimer better focus on his new career as a professional baseball cap model. Reimer wore his Leafs head gear on the pine again Thursday in Nashville, as Bernier was brilliant in a 4-0 shutout of the Predators while strengthening his hold on the number one goalie gig.
Speaking of all things James and Jonathan, James Caan starred as Jonathan E. in the epic 1975 movie "Rollerball". Jonathan E. is a futuristic star athlete in Rollerball, a violent blood sport that makes the UFC look like a game of Tiddlywinks.
Thus far, Leaf fans have resorted to a pedestrian chant of "Bern-yay! Bern-yay!" every time their new goalie hero makes a save. However, the "Jon-a-than! "Jon-a-than!" outcry is way more cool and creative.
So, if the Mighty Leafs marketing minds get a load of this video, don't be surprised to see the ACC big screen rocking a little "Rollerball" Saturday night when the Leafs host the Edmonton Oilers.