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02-10-2013, 03:58 PM
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The not signing issue was a rumour that came out after the trade. It was never really confirmed and doesn't sound all that believable. At first it was that he needed to enrol in the miliatary and that would somehow prevent him from signing.
At the time, the Leafs needed a starter and had both Pogge and Rask in the pipeline. Boston was high on Hannu Toivonen (not Tim Thomas) and felt he was their goaltender of the future. The B's had an offer of a first on the table for Raycroft and had no interest in Pogge. They wanted Rask for the Finnish connection with Toivonen. JFJ made the move to acquire a young start as part of his rebuild on the fly model, but it didn't work out.
Fair enough... it's on the other poster to prove his claim I just don't see the point in trying to twist his words.
It's still a bad trade either way, but I still think Rask is an amazing goalie or anything, although he has potential.
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