Re: A fit for TT in SJose?
posted at 5/26/2010 10:29 AM EDT
In Response to Re: A fit for TT in SJose?
In Response to Re: A fit for TT in SJose? : I don't agree.Tukka didn't fail.Overall, he actually had a very good rookie year.While Tukka didn't quite play as well in the Philly series as he did against Buffalo ,I don't think he was the principal reason we lost.He played well in game 6,good enough to win.It's debatable as to whether Thomas playing could have been a different story.I don't think TT played as bad as many people think he did this year but Rask clearly was the better goalie, overall.TT's last few games in particular were very bad performances and Julien had no choice but to give Rask a shot and Rask got hot. TT actually would be the perfect backup/maybe no.1 goalie for the Bruins if he wasn't making 5 mill a year.With his injury and the glut of available goalies out there,I think the B's best option is to keep him at least for the first couple of months just in case Rask's play slips and to increase TT's market value if he can get his game back.
Posted by DallasSmith
Pretty much agree Dallas, however, TT's play when he got benched, imo, was fairly comparable to Tuuka's against Philly. Goalies get hot, then they cool off, then the process starts again. That's why I feel they're a good tandem. They've both shown the ability to steal games. The only logical question in my my mind is this. Can either be expected to continue?
On a side note, I was quite critical of CJ, for not putting TT in for the latter part of game 4, and depending on his play, coming back with him in game 5. We now know TT was injured. This injury speaks volumes about how things went down over the last month, and makes it vey unclear to this poster, how management views the goalie situation, and how they'll handle things moving forward.
Having said that, I'm more comfortable with the status quo, then I am moving TT at this point. Rask is young, and I don't feel a really heavy workload will help his development. Think things will become a little clearer after Christmas.