Maple Leafs' Bernier turns heads with 'sick' pads

Maple Leafs' Jonathan Bernier takes his new pads for a test run yesterday. He plans to wear the...

Maple Leafs' Jonathan Bernier takes his new pads for a test run yesterday. He plans to wear the gear at the Winter Classic. (MICHAEL PEAKE/QMI Agency)

Lance Hornby, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:11 PM ET

Jonathan Bernier’s change of goalie gear was a head turner at practice on Friday — and a stomach turner for Randy Carlyle.

“Ugly” was the coach’s opinion of Bernier’s brown pads, made to look like the stuffed leather gear of his Original Six ancestors as a tribute for the Winter Classic.

“I think it’s sick,” countered partner James Reimer, using the modern meaning of the term. “It’s pretty cool if he can pull it off.”


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