Re: Just how good is Rask?
posted at 1/25/2013 6:40 PM EST
In response to NeelyOrrBourque's comment:
in response to kelvana33's comment:
I response to nrguy's comment:
Agreed, time will tell but his success thus far has a lot to do with the Bruins system and the beast that is Chara.Rask is a very good goalie and I have faith that he is up to the task of being the top guy in Boston for years to come as long as he's healthy. I'd rather have Rask than most of the goalies across the league.I'm still happy the Bs got him for Raycroft from the Leafs and happy the Leafs got nothing when he left.
As a goalie, don't agree with the comment that his success (hasn't won anything yet) has alot to do with Chara and the system. Having Chara helps, can't argue that, but goalies still have to be good goaltenders to have any success. During the coarse of a game and a season, NHL shooters are going to get their chances. Thomas had Chara during the Cup run and he still had to stand on his head for the B's to even get to the Finals. Thomas benefited from Juliens system and the presence of Chara, but the whole team benefited from Thomas' stellar play.
Cheers to that Kel! I find people who claim about "team systems" makes a goalie better! That's the biggest piece of kief I ever heard. A team system can make a goalie's job "easier", but it doesn't make him better!
Last night Rask showed something that we don't see very often & that his reflexes! He flashed out 2 blockers, 2 pads & made his best save on a puck that went off his own player, that showed that he can adapt & be TT like when he needs to. For the most part Rask depends on his positioning keeping his body upright. I love the way he's playing right now & the B's are lucky they have him! Not the other way around!
I'm back to Hockey and the Bruins after 30+ years away. I got pissed off after Orr was allowed to walk and Esposito was traded and stopped watching shortly thereafter.
This talk of a player being a product of the system is pardon my language, a lot of krap. Certainly a player may thrive better with one team than another but a great player is a great player. It's the same BS that people spout when they claim Welker catches 100+ catches a year because he's a product of the system just as they say about Brady.
As for Rask, I'm in Milwaukee and don't get to see many Bruins games but the few games I've seen him in the last few years he looks pretty rock solid.