Re: Everyone in the East Getting Better...except for
posted at 7/6/2011 12:43 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Everyone in the East Getting Better...except for
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Everyone in the East Getting Better...except for : I don't recall the Bruins winning the Cup during Rask's one and only "great year". So, like Luongo, he's a great regular season performer, but hasn't carried the load in the playoffs. It's not "sour grapes" -- it's a legitimate question, particularly since so many Bruins fans are already engraving the Bruins on the Cup for 2012. I'm not questioning in any way Thomas' performance in the Cup run. I'm wondering, as many of you would be too, if you sat back and thought objectively, if he, at age 37, can do it again. And if not, can Rask do it in the playoffs as a legit Plan B?
Posted by 49-North[/QUOTE]
I'll answer your question with another. Will the Sedin Sisters continue to play at their high level? Yes, it is perfectly reasonable to think they will. There is no reason to think any other way. They aren't that young anymore are they?
Having said that, A Big YES to the TT question. In my humble opinion, he has at least 2 more good years. Hopefully more. One of the biggest reasons is that the B's do not need to play him 78 games. They have an exceptional back-up, as do the 'Nucks. Also, TT never had a drop off at any point this year, unlike Luongo. Bobbi-Lou had some real average (insert BAD here) stretches this past season. He got pulled a few times in the playoffs, and didn't start for one of them.
As for Rask, I'm pretty happy with him being ready to take over. I think he got tired last year against the Flyers, and that is why the B's lost (and missing their top 2 Centers). But he is a little older, and has been through some tough games, so the future looks bright.