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05-21-2012, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by alphafox View Post
Therein lies the issue, particularly for Rask, we don't know what he's capable of without the protection of big Z and Claude Julien's system. Niemi is average to good he's been behind good and bad D (though not as bad as ours has been, though I don't know where the new group is going to rank in the league tbh.) Rask could be great and likely will be the best we've ever had, but he could be the product of the system in Boston, all signs point to being a great tender but we've been burned on that before (cough: every draft pick :cough).
I get your logic- sort of. Forget a trade. Hockey God says "Blue Jackets you have suffered long enough. Take your pick of Rask or Niemi. Its a free shot" Who do you take?

I'd take Rask.

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