Re: TT must be rested
posted at 12/30/2010 1:09 AM EST
Go watch a couple bits of footage of Rask last year before the playoffs in the early to mid season is fine, but even in the late season he showed a near swagger. When there was a stoppage in play he'd take a short skate around drink from his water bottle, and have upright confident body language. Since the playoffs he's far more
likely to stay in the crease, usually bent over, he's also playing deeper in the crease, and standing bent under it during times he used to talk to his linemates or at least look over to the bench.
The same type thing is true off the ice but less noticeable. He doesn't have the panache
he had last year, he's not projecting
confidence. If you're really
bored and go back and look at some of Manny Fernandez's games when his back was bothering him, you'll see him doing the same stuff. When he was healthy he was more upright and focused on the non-play elements of the game.
think Rask is injured, I just don't see his confidence anywhere near as high as it was. This is why most goalies are brougth along slowly
. The ability to shake off really
bad things that you are (partially) personally responsible for isn't one you're born with, it develops, usually after a few bad experiences. Rask had some blah AHL playoffs but I doubt he was completely run off the ice like Philly did to him.
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