Sportsnet Don Cherry points at Rask for Bruins demise - and also calls out Marchand

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  1. Bruinfanatic Registered User

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    I would put him as a small reason,definitely other players way above him I would put more blame that’s for sure.
     
  2. DarrenBanks56 Registered User

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    same here.
    You see MAF these playoffs or Rinne last nite??
    We needed Rask to pull one of those.
     
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    He's in the same category as blaming the lightning with not coming down with the flu during the series.

    Would it have been nice if it happened? Yea. But should it have been necessary for us to actually win the series? No, it shouldn't have been
     
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    Game 4 against the Leafs Rask had one of those games,I thought that was really the only one.
     
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    LOL. Everyone saying that we just needed Rask to steal a game is missing the fact that one game would've just delayed the inevitable. The Bruins scored less than 2 goals a game after game one. That means Rask would've had to steal 3 games in one series just to advance to the next round. That's too much to expect of any goalie. One game per series? Sure. 3 games per series? No way.
     
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    He gave up 12 goals in the 4 losses vs TB.... definitely not stellar goaltending. Bruins scored 7 goals in thise 4 losses, so what Rask did is a pretty mute point. The OT game was the killer.
     
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    I agree. He's not the reason we lost the series.
    Im just saying with how poor our offense was, and how bad our defense was, he needed to throw a shutout in game 5.
    Or maybe not let in those opening goals from game 3 and 4. Tough task, but it can be done.

    Still think with a healthy Carlo and healthy MCavoy we couldve won this series. Or PK was horrible.
     
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    I agree, but I have kinda given up on him flat out stealing many games, it happens so infrequently.
     
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    Real fresh take here.
     
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    I think he may have been alluding to that they ran outta gas because RASK couldn't seal the deal vs TORONTO. Game 5 and 6, he steals one of those and we have some rest.
    No rest, and we petered out in the end.

    I will also mention he had some opportunities to steal games in the later part of the season to lock up first place in the Atlantic and couldn't. Towards the end of the season RASK was very mortal. Oh and we looked tired.

    Did he do fine vs Tampa? Sure.
    Does he need to be traded? No, but if he was I am not sure I would lose sleep over it.
    Should I expect more from my #1 guy? Well he left me wanting more than once. Again he made some big stops but that stole a game thing..It's like an itch you can't scratch.
    The same can be said though of almost every player during a big game circumstance. Just positionally his severity is magnified.
     
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    Exactly. Don't punish the whole team, either.
     
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    Clearly Boston has no hope of winning if Rask can't score at even strength.
     
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    Cherry is irrelevant now, who cares what he says.
     
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    Unfortunately but not unsurprisingly, a lot of people.
     
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    Right. Like reason #56...
     
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    He isin't wrong. You need your goalie to steal multiple games over the course of the playoffs if you want to win a cup. Rask didn't steal any in the Tampa series. Vasilevski was much better. There were far too many breakdowns on defense though.

    Title is wrong about him calling out Marchand. All he said was that his buddy Marchand didn't help with the refs, hardly a call out. When Don Cherry calls someone out its a little more blatant then this...
     
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    I guess when you take a look at some of the goalies around the league that have been able to get shut outs in the playoffs

    Cherry is not being unreasonable
     
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    If he had stopped at stealing a game, yes absolutely. But he pinned the entire series being lost on Rask. That duck don't swim
     
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    Irrelevant? How? If he said he thought rask was great would he be relevant?
     
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    Nothing new here. Win as a team, lose as a goalie.
     
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    how many of those goalies faced the #1 and #2 offenses in the NHL?
     
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    The team remaining in the playoffs are all offensive powerhouses
     
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    I'm not sure what he is really trying to say.

    For the Bruins to have won games 2-5. going off what Tuukka gave up, they would have needed to score 4,4,4 and 3 goals. Is that unattainable? It's certainly putting a lot of pressure on your offense, but that offense put a lot of pressure on him.
     
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    If Cherry had started Gilbert the first 2 games of that series - too many men never happens because the Bruins win in 6 or less
     
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    I think Cherry called it as he saw it from a goalie with a 2.88 GAA and a .903 save %, his worst stats ever without considering the reaction he would trigger on HF. Good for Cherry #cherrynarative
     
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