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12-17-2012, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Tim Vezina Thomas View Post
I dunno KOB, not sure I'd even sign him on a shortened season.

I usually hate throwing people into the fire, but since Tuuka has a pretty good track record I think we've reached the point where he needs to either sink or swim as the starter.

I also think Tuuka is a tremendous goalie and we've been spoiled the last number of years with arguably the best duo in the NHL. Other teams would be ecstatic starting Rask while we're largely reluctant about it
It's about putting the best team on the ice you can. Thomas and Rask is just a better goalie tandem than Rask and Khudobin. Period, end of sentence. There's no way around that admission and once you admit that there becomes no point in making any strictly hockey-related argument in favor of walking away from Thomas if he was willing to come back.

I've said for years that I want to wait for Rask to beat Thomas out fairly for the starting goaltender's job before handing it to him. I stand by that. If Thomas is as ooooooooooooold as some of you think, it should be a matter of a couple weeks and then we have a young stud who's made the job his own, like Thomas did, rather one that's been handed the job Luongo-style. I think that is how you get the best Tuukka you can get.

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