Re: Trade value on Thomas may be at its peak!!!
posted at 11/17/2010 10:45 PM EST
In Response to Re: Trade value on Thomas may be at its peak!!!
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Trade value on Thomas may be at its peak!!! : well my friend how many games did TT play in the playoffs last year?.....0. Rask beat TT out of the job, thus in my opinion Rask is better and younger and cheaper, obviously TT is ridiculously good right now, that makes his value for trade immense and maybe not that smart to trade right now but he is older and Rask is the B's future...but will Rask sign if TT is still here??? Rask would be starting for 95% of the rest of the teams in the NHL, why would the B's offer Rask a multi year multi million dollar contract when the already have that in TT, I love TT dont get me wrong but he needs to be traded by the trade deadline!!!!
Posted by Bird8817[/QUOTE]
Yes, Thomas played 0 games in the playoffs. Because of his hip. Timmy was not at his peak last year due to the injury.
Yes, Thomas' trade value has gone up. BUT with 3 years of his cap hit left , there still won't be many takers. Expect Thomas to maintain the starter position in Boston this year and for him to start around 50 games. The real transition to Rask has already began, and should increase next season, where I'm sure the B's brass hopes to give Rask a few more starts. Of course injuries may skew this.
Yes, the B's will offer Rask a multi year contract unless his skills go the way of Andrew Raycroft for no explicable reason. That will force the B's to look at trading Timmy before the final year of his contract begins as they won't want to commit 8-10 million towards the net. I think they'll have a better market for him once he has 2 years or less left on his contract, so look for them to start exploring offers next summer. (After Timmy and Tuukka get their names engraved on the silver chalice I hope!).
Yes, Rask is the percieved future of Bruins goaltending. He certainly has the talent, but he still has some NHL growing pains to go through. He's set up in the ideal situation to get ready to blossom over the next few seasons. Being part of a tandem with Thomas is a huge part of that.