Player Discussion Tuukka Rask VI - Tied with Tiny Thompson for most wins (252) as a Bruins goalie

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    I projected that Rask would break the record at the Winter Classic. Now I am not even sure he will start that game.

    Tuukka will start Sunday in Raleigh and then the break. Then you have the home game with the Devils and a now huge game in Buffalo and then the WC.

    Right now it appears Halak is Cassidy's #1.
     
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    I was surprised when I saw Halak get the start against the Ducks last game.

    Been really busy with work during the Christmas period. Did I miss something?
     
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    Halak now gets third start in a row against Nashville. At least at this moment, we have to assume Cassidy feels more comfortable with him.
     
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    I think you should start Rask in the WC.
     
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    Perhaps because Chicago is bad and you typically play the backup against weaker teams or ok back to backs.

    However, if their current levels of play hold, I start Halak in prime time.

    As for Rask, I don’t think he’s going anywhere. They’ll need him at some point. This is a good tandem to have and it’s not crippling them financially.
     
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    halak shut out montreal on monday, so it seemed like a slam dunk halak would go again. and he was strong
    against the ducks, so with back to backs this weekend, he rewards halak's performance with the first start.
    rask is still the "#1", but halak is earning more starts. and i'd 100% start rask in the WC.
     
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    Doesn't make much sense since Rask has outplayed Halak for 2 months now.

    November:

    Rask: 3-1-2, .933, 1.96
    Halak: 4-3-0, .928, 2.56

    December:

    Rask: 2-3-0, .909, 2.62
    Halak: 3-2-0, .913, 2.62
     
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    Eyeball test says Halak has been better.

    You can lay the stats out, but what about the quality of opponent, home/away splits etc.?

    Rask has been better since his little hiatus.

    They’ve both been very good. It was very interesting though that Halak not only got the start Thursday, but is getting it again this afternoon against a wagon in Nashville.

    This tells me a couple of things.

    Cassidy isn’t ****ing around. They know every point matters. If that weren’t the case, I think a simple every other game rotation is what you go with and then start the hot hand in the playoffs. They want to avoid 4th place and the WC IMO.

    Having said that, I think it’s becoming clear that Cassidy trusts Halak more right now.
     
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    Um... Your own stats only show he outplayed him for 1 month, and they are pretty much on par for the 2nd month, with Halak slightly edging him out.

    Right now, take away their salaries, I'm fine with Cassidy picking whomever he feels is most ready the game of.
     
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    Tuukka is in net tomorrow in Carolina
     
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    Same here.
     
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    As it should be.
     
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    And Rask's career numbers were not good against Montreal or the Ducks.
     
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    They mentioned today that Rask was playing with minor upper body injury. That is the beauty of signing Halak. If your “backup” is playing lights out then you have luxury of letting minor injuries heal.

    As someone said in the “who sits on D thread” — B’s are in same situation on D. Having depth allows nagging injuries time to heal outright or just improve with maintenance days.

    We need an add or two up front. If we can even approximate same depth up front as we have on D and in net, watch out!
     
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    This is bang-on. Get another wing that can score (ideally that'd fit with Krejci) & maybe a solid 3c and - I hesitate to jinx anything - but I'd be very comfortable headed into the playoffs, barring injuries of course.
     
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    Trade him before he gets the record, and before WC. Cracknell is only a phone call away..
     
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    Dafoe was good
     
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    Halak 12-5-2 with a .930
    Rask 8-7-0 with a .915
     
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    Not too shabby. From today’s Herald

    Rask approaching milestone

    Heading into Saturday’s game, Tuukka Rask is just two wins away from 250 in his career, and five wins away from having the most goalie wins in franchise history.

    Just 10 other NHL active goalies have more than 250 wins, and all of them have played more games than Rask.

    Bruins notebook: Kevan Miller’s latest return a bit different – Boston Herald
     
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    I am shocked Moog played so few games, and Dafoe so many, relatively speaking to their tenures with the team.
     

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