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Nyquist 01-01-2013 05:09 PM

Rask or Backstrom?
 
In a complete vacuum where you're going for the Cup, who would you rather have for your Cup run: Rask or Backstrom (goalie)?

Dellstrom 01-01-2013 05:43 PM

The forward or goalie?

I'm sure goalie, but it makes a pretty big difference. Rask, though.

Nyquist 01-01-2013 05:54 PM

I'm talking about the goalie

Phion Keneuf 01-01-2013 06:42 PM

Rask ainec.

bigbadbruins7 01-01-2013 07:30 PM

Tuuuuuuuukaaaaa

lakai17 01-01-2013 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dellstrom (Post 56992095)
The forward or goalie?

:clap:

Billy Mays Here 01-01-2013 08:59 PM

Coming from a Wild fan, Rask by a good margin.

capitalsrock 01-01-2013 09:19 PM

Nicklas Backstrom AINEC

roflstomper 01-01-2013 09:41 PM

Gotta go with the more playoff experience with Tuukka hehehehehehehe.

Bleedred 01-01-2013 11:01 PM

Tough one. Rask has been the better playoff goalie, but still hasn't really played a whole season as a starting goaltender. I know it's for the Cup, but I wanna see what they do in the regular season before they get to the Cup first.

Backstrom has put up some pretty good numbers on some BAD teams in Minnesota for the past few seasons. I'll give Backstrom some love, and take a gamble on him.

InjuredChoker 01-02-2013 06:49 AM

Rask please.

Habs 4 Life 01-02-2013 08:00 AM

Backstrom

rotiman 01-02-2013 10:37 AM

Backstrom is so underrated, guy still plays good with one of the worst defense`s in the league.

Backstrom is just as good as Rask if not better.

MessierII 01-02-2013 12:01 PM

Backstrom is a top 10 goalie Rask is promising but he has a lot to prove before he gets to that level. I'm shocked this is so close but ill chalk it up to the east coast bias.

Neely2005 01-02-2013 12:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MessierII (Post 57015041)
Backstrom is a top 10 goalie Rask is promising but he has a lot to prove before he gets to that level. I'm shocked this is so close but ill chalk it up to the east coast bias.

Rask led the NHL in Save Percentage & GAA in the only season that he was the starter for the Bruins.

MessierII 01-02-2013 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neely2005 (Post 57015191)
Rask led the NHL in Save Percentage & GAA in the only season that he was the starter for the Bruins.

45 games doesn't qualify you as a legit starter. Backstrom has proven he can put up excellent numbers playing 60-70 games multiple times on a bunch of very mediocre teams. Like I said Rask may surpass him very soon but at this point he hasn't.

CBJ Scruffy 01-02-2013 12:56 PM

Great poll, I would take Backstrom, but could see an argument for Rask

gifted88 01-02-2013 01:23 PM

I'll say Backstrom cause I haven't seen enough of Rask as a #1.

Hutzler 01-02-2013 03:14 PM

Rask slightly.

Confound 01-02-2013 03:24 PM

Rask AINEC....

Prairie Habs 01-02-2013 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by roflstomper (Post 56999093)
Gotta go with the more playoff experience with Tuukka hehehehehehehe.

You mean where he blew a 3-0 series lead?

Izzy 01-02-2013 06:10 PM

Rask doesnt have the experience yet to be chosen over Backstrom.

nmbr_24 01-02-2013 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MessierII (Post 57015535)
45 games doesn't qualify you as a legit starter. Backstrom has proven he can put up excellent numbers playing 60-70 games multiple times on a bunch of very mediocre teams. Like I said Rask may surpass him very soon but at this point he hasn't.

I don't care who you prefer but for the sake of accuracy, Backstrom played 70 games one time and 60 games one time, so if by multiple times and a bunch of teams you mean 2 you would be correct.

I prefer Rask because I have watched them both play and I like Rask better, it doesn't really matter that Rask played 45 games once, 29 and 25 the other years as a backup. There also isn't a goalie alive who would have played much more on the Bruins than Rask did when you consider they had a goaltender winning 2 Vezina trophies in Rask's 3 years.

nmbr_24 01-02-2013 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fst6 (Post 57027457)
Rask doesnt have the experience yet to be chosen over Backstrom.

If that is true, then I am guessing Brian Elliot doesn't have the experience to be chosen over him and Jaroslav Halák doesn't have much more experience than Elliot.

Are you really going to choose someone just because of how many games they have played or are you going to let your eyes tell you who is better?

Billy Mays Here 01-02-2013 09:54 PM

Would be interesting to see what kind of numbers Rask would put up playing with our crappy defense in front of him instead of one of the best defenses in the league.

Think I chose Rask a little too quickly on this one. I admit I have a bit of a man crush on the guy ever since I saw him play the Wild a few years ago at the X. I'm still gonna go with Rask, but it's closer than a lot of people want to believe. There is no goaltender in the game better positionally than Backstrom, and I'm serious about that. It's the rebounds and the cross creasers that put Backstrom into big time trouble. If he's out of position, he's screwed. He doesn't have the quickness of goalies like Rask to recover as easily.


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