Re: TUUKKA need to shut up!
posted at 3/21/2013 3:31 PM EDT
In response to dezaruchi's comment:
In response to MeanE's comment:
In response to lambda13's comment:
You're being too critical. He was sliding right to make the save and had to basically dive back to his left and it caught the tip/webbing of his glove. Where was AF to clear that rebound that he caused?
Pucks dribble through pads, Lehner in OTT is a perfect example. The OT goal BARELY made it in.
Caught the tip of his glove? Please! It's just like in football if you get your hands on the ball... gotta catch that, period. AF doesn't have to be there if he closes the glove on the puck. Do you think Lehner wants that one back?
That's not entirely true though is it? If the receiver is running in one direction and the ball is thrown behind him, he's not expected to catch it just because he managed to get his fingertips on it. That puck was essentially the same thing. I don't see it as a big deal that Rask is saying the team needs to score more goals. Scoring only once isn't going to win many games. Also, what does that NYI goalie have to do with anything? Why are we still talking about Thomas? He's gone.
A true #1 receiver will always say that they should have caught it! In no way was that a "fingertip" save. Many don't see it as a big deal, just as you don't. You are absolutely correct that scoring only once isn't going to win many games, but it can happen and my contention is that is should've ended in at least a tie with Pitt & the Peg if Tuukka made saves that he is capable of making and should have made. To make matters worse he deflected blame on his teammates, as I said, IMO this is not how a true #1 goalie should handle his post game interviews. I brought up TT, because there are so many hypocrite Bruins fans and media members that have in the past and certainly would still criticize him for making the same comments that Tuukka has made on multiple occasions this season. I will continue to talk about Thomas as he is the best Bruins goalie of all time, and I will never forget what he has done for this team. Many players are gone, but they are not forgotten.