Tuukka Rask Contract Negotiations
posted at 6/2/2012 3:38 PM EDTJust a week ago, I thought he was potentially trade bait or would sign a short term deal for around $3M - $3.5M. Now things have changed given the Thomas situation.The Bruins now view him as their starting goaltender (I think), so should he be paid as one?Do the Bs still give him a 2 to 3 year deal worth approximately $3.5M per? Or do they lock him up and give him a Thomas type deal of 4 or 5 years worth $5M per?I say lock him up...offer 5 Years, $20M. Cap hit of $4M is reasonable and benefits both sides. Tuukka gets security and a substantial pay raise and the Bruins get a starting goalie locked up at a fair cap number that could potentially look like a bargain given Tuukka's skills.