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07-31-2005, 02:25 AM
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Good choice.

Toronto filled a hole. We needed a stud goaltender prospect.


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A few tidbits from the Redline report


1. Tuukka Rask/G-L — Ilves. 6-2/173. 10 MAR 87. Tremendously competitive battler plays with a ton of confidence and swagger. Great tools: size, flexibility, quick glove, great lateral movement, and calm under pressure. Will become another in the line of big-time Finnish netminders. A thin butterfly goalie, Rask gets up and down quickly and has very fast legs. Has excellent rebound control and amazingly soft pads. Manages to stay square even when sliding across crease on knees and likes to challenge shooters. Doesn’t get flustered with traffic in front. Handles the puck well and likes to try for the long pass. Has star potential.

Tuukka Rask — We've been huge fans and still love him, having him at No. 5 overall.

http://www.redlinereport.com


From the Toronto Star

#7 Tuukka Rask, G, Ilves Tampere (Finland)
The latest goaltending gem emanating from Finland, Rask is trying to follow in the footsteps of Kari Lehtonen and Hannu Toivonen; saw a little action in the SM-Liiga as a 17-year-old this year, and dominated the junior league for Ilves Tampere (26 GP, 2 SO, 1.86 GAA, .935 Sv%); was more impressive at the 2005 WJC last December/January than at the 2005 World U-18 tournament in April; is expected to take over as Ilves' No. 1 goaltender in the SM-Liiga in 2005-06; sound positional skills and a projectable frame are Rask's best assets between the pipes.


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A few tidbits from the Redline report


1. Tuukka Rask/G-L — Ilves. 6-2/173. 10 MAR 87. Tremendously competitive battler plays with a ton of confidence and swagger. Great tools: size, flexibility, quick glove, great lateral movement, and calm under pressure. Will become another in the line of big-time Finnish netminders. A thin butterfly goalie, Rask gets up and down quickly and has very fast legs. Has excellent rebound control and amazingly soft pads. Manages to stay square even when sliding across crease on knees and likes to challenge shooters. Doesn’t get flustered with traffic in front. Handles the puck well and likes to try for the long pass. Has star potential.

Tuukka Rask — We've been huge fans and still love him, having him at No. 5 overall.

http://www.redlinereport.com


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#7 Tuukka Rask, G, Ilves Tampere (Finland)
The latest goaltending gem emanating from Finland, Rask is trying to follow in the footsteps of Kari Lehtonen and Hannu Toivonen; saw a little action in the SM-Liiga as a 17-year-old this year, and dominated the junior league for Ilves Tampere (26 GP, 2 SO, 1.86 GAA, .935 Sv%); was more impressive at the 2005 WJC last December/January than at the 2005 World U-18 tournament in April; is expected to take over as Ilves' No. 1 goaltender in the SM-Liiga in 2005-06; sound positional skills and a projectable frame are Rask's best assets between the pipes.


http://tsf.waymoresports.thestar.com...spect-profiles

So he played in the World Juniors that just passed in December? If so, how many games? How did Finland do? How many games did he win/lose?

Thanx in advance to anyone who replies. I didn't even know he was there at the WJC.

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07-31-2005, 09:05 AM
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I'm happy with this pick. Too bad we didn't have our second rounder. Could've gotten Latendresse too, right?

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So he played in the World Juniors that just passed in December? If so, how many games? How did Finland do? How many games did he win/lose?

Thanx in advance to anyone who replies. I didn't even know he was there at the WJC.
Try: iihf.com

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Try: iihf.com
In game 1 of 2005 World U18championship, Finland beated Switzerland at 3-1, Rask making 35 saves out of 36 shots.

Then they lost 0-3 to the US, Rask making 29 saves out of 32 shots.

After that they lost to Cze 1-6, Rask making 26 saves out of 31 shots.

They again lost to SVK 2-3, Rask making 32 saves out of 35 shots.

They finally beated Denmark 3-2, Rask making 19 saves out of 21 shots.

They then beated Germany 4-2, but Rask wasn't playing the game.

Rask ended up to be ranking 6th (in terms of sv%) in the tournament, with 90.97% (Carey Price only had 89.42%)

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Rask ended up to be ranking 6th (in terms of sv%) in the tournament, with 90.97% (Carey Price only had 89.42%)

Thanks for doing the spadework.

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Pavelec looked more impressive at times but in truth Rask was playing behind less than stellar Finn under 20 and under 18 teams. I'm ok with the pick, we simply had to restock the goaltending position.It will be neat to see who is best between Price, Rask and Pavelec.

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Goal is the most important position

Sure we need forwards but just ask Brodeur or roy how to win a cup!How about theodore or fleury,both make huge improvements on their teams as can luongo at times.We have lots of defenseman:covo,white,bell,pilar,vorobiev,harrison to name a few and we got a big stud with our second pick.As for goal,we have pogge.The rest including tellquist are long odders.The leafs took the second best goalie with a late first rounder.Fergie wants young proven ufa's like Nash for forwards.We traded for sundin,we havent drafted a good forward with a number one since damphousse,what the hell,why not a goalie,the reports i have read this kid could be really strong for us even if its backup to pogge.I like the move,now go sign Nash!!lol

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I am disapointed in the pick in the draft only because Cogliano was still arround when they picked. I think Cogliano was one of the best picks of the late first rounders. I mean he could very well be the fastest skater in the draft with very good hands to go with it. I really, really wanted them to draft Cogliano. Don't get me wrong I think Rask has a lot of upside but is at least 4 or five years away from being ready for the NHL and by then who knows maybee we will have Theodore or Turco or someone like that. I am going on the record right now and siaying Cogliano is going to be top 6 forward with Edmonton for years to come. Edpecially when you look at the rule changes. I can see him getting lots of break aways. Man would he have been an exciting player to get.

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I am disapointed in the pick in the draft only because Cogliano was still arround when they picked. I think Cogliano was one of the best picks of the late first rounders. I mean he could very well be the fastest skater in the draft with very good hands to go with it. I really, really wanted them to draft Cogliano. Don't get me wrong I think Rask has a lot of upside but is at least 4 or five years away from being ready for the NHL and by then who knows maybee we will have Theodore or Turco or someone like that. I am going on the record right now and siaying Cogliano is going to be top 6 forward with Edmonton for years to come. Edpecially when you look at the rule changes. I can see him getting lots of break aways. Man would he have been an exciting player to get.
I see where you are coming from but this one one of the rare times where need trumps best player available. Cogliano is no lock to play in the league within three years. There is some Martin St. Louis there though isn't there?

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I'm not too sure the reason, but I sure am enjoying the meltdown on the Habs board since the pick!
haha yeah me too, they say it like it's Pierre McGuire's fault lol

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I see where you are coming from but this one one of the rare times where need trumps best player available. Cogliano is no lock to play in the league within three years. There is some Martin St. Louis there though isn't there?
Ya definalty lots of Martin St. Louis in him. He would have looked good in a Marlies jersey next year taking Wellwood's spot on the roster. He was even a local player to. I am sure he would have been a fan favorite with the Marlies and eventually the Leafs. St. Louis took along time to develop but look at him now.

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Ya definalty lots of Martin St. Louis in him. He would have looked good in a Marlies jersey next year taking Wellwood's spot on the roster. He was even a local player to. I am sure he would have been a fan favorite with the Marlies and eventually the Leafs. St. Louis took along time to develop but look at him now.
I rather them picked the Italian from woodbridge...

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I rather them picked the Italian from woodbridge...

Andrew C...

?????? Thats who I was talking about I wanted them to draft Cogliano.

I could here it now on HNIC Colaiacovo to Cogliano, he shoots he scores. I bet they would be a perfect fit in the new NHL think about all the break away passes from Cola to Cogs . Cogliano could very well be the fastest skater in the NHL.

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Sure we need forwards but just ask Brodeur or roy how to win a cup!How about theodore or fleury,both make huge improvements on their teams as can luongo at times.We have lots of defenseman:covo,white,bell,pilar,vorobiev,harrison to name a few and we got a big stud with our second pick.As for goal,we have pogge.The rest including tellquist are long odders.The leafs took the second best goalie with a late first rounder.Fergie wants young proven ufa's like Nash for forwards.We traded for sundin,we havent drafted a good forward with a number one since damphousse,what the hell,why not a goalie,the reports i have read this kid could be really strong for us even if its backup to pogge.I like the move,now go sign Nash!!lol
Darryl is exactly right! U win a stanely cup with goalies...Rask had an ok U18 and whens he hot hes amazing. But he is also known to go cold...which proved to be finlands demise in the U18. But the need for a goalie after befour is gone is hugr. telvquest will never be a #1. Its been proven through history....GOALTENDING IS THE KEY TO THE CUP and Rask is a big kid.... hes 6 2 200...hes gonna become an excellent goaltender and will eventually be torontos #1

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Darryl is exactly right! U win a stanely cup with goalies...Rask had an ok U18 and whens he hot hes amazing. But he is also known to go cold...which proved to be finlands demise in the U18. But the need for a goalie after befour is gone is hugr. telvquest will never be a #1. Its been proven through history....GOALTENDING IS THE KEY TO THE CUP and Rask is a big kid.... hes 6 2 200...hes gonna become an excellent goaltender and will eventually be torontos #1
I don't think we should close the book on Telly just yet.

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I liked the idea of grabbing Cogliano because he was small and quick, but he's never really faced top competition which really scared me. He put up a good U-18 camp, but Tier II is a far cry from major junior. He obviously has the tools, but tier II is geared towards small, quick players, as is NCAA. He'll be interesting to watch once he turns pro. Rico Fata, or Martin St. Louis? I'm hoping he turns out well, as the NHL needs young, quick, talent, but I guess only time will tell.

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I am very excited with Rask....It was a toss up for me between Colgiano and Rask. Colgiano is better right now, but Rask will be a great. Although the only time i watched Rask play he was less than good . As long as Toronto got 1 of those players I am happy.

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Some good goalies have come near the 21th draft position..

here is one that sticks out...



Lets hope Rask can follow in his footsteps..

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Some good goalies have come near the 21th draft position..

here is one that sticks out...



Lets hope Rask can follow in his footsteps..


wow Kidd went 11th.....Scary......Lets hope you wern't talking about him

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Some good goalies have come near the 21th draft position..

here is one that sticks out...



Lets hope Rask can follow in his footsteps..
Lets hope that the frist goalie, becomes like kidd (Price) and the second like Brouder (RAsk )

I'm hopeing Rask is similar to Lethonen, Kiprusoff or Toivenen.

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I hope Rask's our version of Toivonen.
I hope Rask is our version of Lehtonen

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Nope wait, I hope Rask is our version of Brodeur

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No, he will be our version of Vladislav Tretiak!

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