In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
Rask accepted the "Prove It" short deal. He proved it.
Subban is a totally different story. He's full of skill and issues.
Rask is total pro and very few teams have better options at net.
Someone would give him an offer sheet on July 5th without question. Gotta get it done beforehand.
What did he prove? That he can play goal on a stanley cup cal. team. If he is worth 7m what is crawford worth with his 85-45 w/l record and starter for 3 yrs and a cup ring? NAS i think rask is a very good goalie. There is zero chance he should be our highest paid player after a lockout shortened year. Rask is a total pro but he sure likes to make his dmen look bad on a mistake.
someone is pretty limited. In fact very limited. I cant name many teams willing to surrender 1st round picks for him. If he truly means what he says about being a bruin for life i doubt he should be ok with a gradual raise in pay. If in 2 yrs time he wants the 7 million fine i can live with that bc at least then he would be a starter for more then 20+ gms after backing up TT.
lets have a look
ducks? Nope likely will deal one, buffalo? Nope likely dealing one, calgary? Yup, please do so Lottery team for yrs to come, carolina? Nope, chicago?, nope, avs? possible with new guys there, columbus? Nope- signed their own dumb deal based on one year. Dallas? Nope, detroit? Nope, edmonton? Yup possible, also a place no one wants to play in bc its a hole. Panthers? sure, but they have a young guy there and also a lottery team, kings, nope, minny, nope, habs, nope, nash, nope, nj, nope, nyi, yes, nyr, nope, ottawa, nope, philly, possible but cant see it happening bc they have no money, yotes, nope pitt nope, sj nope, stl possible but they have inhouse options they may deal, tbay, nope leafs, nope, van nope, caps nope, winnipeg, nope
calgary, edmonton, nyi, avs, panthers, maybe philly/st l.
If any of those teams wanna throw 3 1st rounders our way i say let him walk. I would say edm cal and nyi as most logical. nyi i would fear the most.
I personally think rask hasnt done enough to get a 7m pay day. not even close. would your mind be changed had he lost in gm 7 against the leafs? He definitely didnt look great in gm 7.