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05-22-2013, 11:51 AM
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Tuukka will, indeed, cost a premium. Keep in mind that he still have to reach his full potential....

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05-22-2013, 11:55 AM
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From today's Globe:

The two most significant statistics to measure a goaltender’s worth are save percentage and goals-against average. Since Rask entered the NHL in 2007-08, not a single goalie with at least 100 games played ranks higher than the thin Fin in either category. No matter what the Eye Test says, he’s been the best in the entire league.

Rask’s career save percentage is .927, while he has a 2.15 GAA. He has a record of 66-45-16 with 16 shutouts in 138 games.

For point of reference, the 30-year-old Rinne – he of huge wallet fame – became a full-timer in 2008-09 and he’s appeared in 293 career games with a 153-88-34 record and 30 whitewashes. However, his save percentage is .920 and he sports a 2.36 GAA.

Advantage, Rask. Twice.

Look at any other goalie in the league at a comparable age and service time who’s already cashed in and you’ll find Rask’s numbers are superior.

Price? The 25-year-old just finished the first of a 6-year, $39 million deal. His numbers? A .915 save percentage and 2.56 GAA.

Kari Lehtonen of the Stars? He’s 29 and his 5-year, $29.5 million contract begins next season with a respectable but inferior .914 save percentage and 2.71 GAA.

Reigning Stanley Cup champ and 27-year old Jonathan Quick? The Kings stud and UMass Amherst alumnus inked a 10-year deal worth $58 million. His digits? A .915 save percentage and 2.32 GAA.

How about 29-year-old Jimmy Howard of the Red Wings? That’s another deal that begins next season, good for six years and $31.75 million. He’s got a career .918 save percentage and 2.36 GAA.

Other players who received big deals a few years ago at age 26 include Lunqvist and Ward, but the man in black and gold makes their numbers look black and blue.
I find it surprising they left Luongo out of the article.

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I have a feeling that Rask is not going to hit Boston over the head/$$$ when his contract is negotiated. I hope, and would like to think, he understands full well what Peter C has done in Boston, in building a team that can win year in year out. He will get paid no doubt, but just listening to his interviews and that calm demeanor of his, I just get the feeling he understands full well what he has here in Boston, and also It's fun winning.

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Man he's playing good hockey.

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6 years with 6 million per year

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05-22-2013, 02:16 PM
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Any doubt about Rask has been erased this year. He is a must-sign player. Lucky us to have Timmy and now Tuukka.

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05-22-2013, 03:44 PM
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Any doubt about Rask has been erased this year. He is a must-sign player. Lucky us to have Timmy and now Tuukka.
I'm temped to go back two months ago where people were already planning to have Khudobin and Subban as the two goalies in the very near future because Rask wouldn't be worth the money and has a "poor glove side"..

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05-22-2013, 04:25 PM
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I'm temped to go back two months ago where people were already planning to have Khudobin and Subban as the two goalies in the very near future because Rask wouldn't be worth the money and has a "poor glove side"..
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I think the main problem is that Boston in general, has had a lot of success over the past 10-15 years, and each team is going to be measured up against the previous championship teams from Boston/New England.

In regards to Rask, the best goalie in the NHL was starting in front of him and had a historic season two years ago. I don't care who you are, those are incredibly high standards to live up to, or even come close to. Instead of comparing Rask to goalies around the NHL, it's always him being compared to Thomas, which I understand, but may not be entirely fair to him.

He's been great so far, and I hope he keeps it up.

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05-23-2013, 09:00 PM
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First crack to eliminate Buffalo loss
4 tries at Philly loss loss loss loss
First two cracks at Toronto loss Loss
Game 7 Toronto 4 goals
First crack at rangers loss

3 series wins in 11 tries jesus he will get you to the brink but be damned if he doesn't choke it away

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They have this same thread on the Rags board right now.

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05-23-2013, 09:11 PM
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First crack to eliminate Buffalo loss
4 tries at Philly loss loss loss loss
First two cracks at Toronto loss Loss
Game 7 Toronto 4 goals
First crack at rangers loss

3 series wins in 11 tries jesus he will get you to the brink but be damned if he doesn't choke it away
Did you watch the first couple of saves he made in OT? The game should have been over in the first minute.

He won his first 3 Ot games this year. He gave them a chance to win tonight.

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05-23-2013, 09:13 PM
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First crack to eliminate Buffalo loss
4 tries at Philly loss loss loss loss
First two cracks at Toronto loss Loss
Game 7 Toronto 4 goals
First crack at rangers loss

3 series wins in 11 tries jesus he will get you to the brink but be damned if he doesn't choke it away
You would think he would be the most focused player on the team because of this, but instead he falls asleep to let the Rangers back in. Not a good sign.

To be continued.....

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05-23-2013, 09:14 PM
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Did you watch the first couple of saves he made in OT? The game should have been over in the first minute.

He won his first 3 Ot games this year. He gave them a chance to win tonight.
You mean the Rangers, right?

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05-23-2013, 09:15 PM
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This stuff about Rask choking is beyond hilarious. The past losses were not just Rask. There were other players on that team if memory serves me right. Rask had a rough couple plays tonight. Other than that he was great. Dude is human. I supposed Hank is crap because he is down 3-1.

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05-23-2013, 09:18 PM
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The Captain also fell asleep on the second goal. The bench fell asleep on the too many men penalty,Campbell fell asleep by backing up way too much on the 3rd goal and giving Boyle way too much time and space. On the OT winner,Hamilton only job was to take Krieders stick away....and he failed.

The only way some people are going to accept Rask is if he wins the Cup.

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05-23-2013, 09:21 PM
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You mean the Rangers, right?
He tripped, it was a fluke play....crap happens.

What Chara was thinking on the 2nd goal i will never know....maybe Tuukka should have gone straight to the far post.

In OT Rask made a couple of huge saves. Rask gave the Bruins a chance to win.

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You would think he would be the most focused player on the team because of this, but instead he falls asleep to let the Rangers back in. Not a good sign.

To be continued.....
Goalies have a huge impact, but they are not the whole story. What about the captain? That goal was completely on him.

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05-23-2013, 09:22 PM
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Some people act like Thomas didn't have bad games. Rask had a bad game tonight. No biggie. Bruins have got this

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Some people act like Thomas didn't have bad games. Rask had a bad game tonight. No biggie. Bruins have got this
Except for game 7 vs Tampa, Thomas was pretty ordinary in that series...

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05-23-2013, 09:42 PM
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Rask pitches a shutout......"yeah, he was ok tonight, nothing special"

Rask lets in 1 or 2......"man, the defense was great tonight, kept Rask from having to steal us a game."

Rask lets in 3 or 4......"Rask sucks. I want Thomas back. He never gave up 3 or 4 in a game."

Rask lets in 5+......still waiting for this to happen.

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The entire course of that game changed with Rask falling down. The Rangers were done. Their fans were done. It was over. Oh well. It happens, I guess.

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Rask pitches a shutout......"yeah, he was ok tonight, nothing special"

Rask lets in 1 or 2......"man, the defense was great tonight, kept Rask from having to steal us a game."

Rask lets in 3 or 4......"Rask sucks. I want Thomas back. He never gave up 3 or 4 in a game."

Rask lets in 5+......still waiting for this to happen.
Tuukka ****ed up with his vapor lock and gave a dead team life...its ok to admit it. He will rebound.

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Don't understand why people are making excuses for Tuukka tonight. If you're gonna blame Chara and Jagr and Hamilton for their contributions to tonight's loss...you gotta blame Tuukka for his.

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This inability to close out series has to cost him at last 1M SO 5M - five years, let's see you close out a series GOD DAMMIT.

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