But it’s not a stretch to say that Rask’s performance is better than what was regarded as puck-stopping nonpareil by Thomas, his mentor and friend.
The two goalies are still in touch. But Rask didn’t want to delve into his relationship with Thomas, who played four seasons in Rask’s native Finland.
“I’m not going to comment on that. It’s between me and him,” said Rask. “I’ve talked to him, yeah, in the past.”
Rask denied and deflected further inquiries about his relationship with Thomas like he does shots on goal. Now, media members know how the Blackhawks felt.
It’s hard to get much of anything past Rask these days — on or off the ice — while he’s authoring a legend of his own.