Boston Bruins Resign Tuukka Rask to 8 Year, $56 Million Dollar Deal

Tuukka is in the building people.


Via CBS Boston:  “It’s going to be “Tuukka Time” for a long time in Boston.  The Bruins locked up goaltender Tuukka Rask to an-eight year contract on Wednesday. Rask’s salary is worth an annual cap hit of $7 million.  Rask proved he was up to the challenge of being a number-one goalie last season, going 19-10 with a 2.00 Goals Against Average in the lockout shortened regular season. He took his game to the next level in the playoffs — going 14-8 with a 1.88 GAA and .940 save percentage. He also had three shutouts in the playoffs — two in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins and in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks.”

I love me some Tuukka.  Guy’s first name may be ridiculously spelled but when it comes to goaltending, I’ll roll with this kid any day.  Now, I know with contracts in the NHL, the length can mean literally nothing.  And I know that goalies can go hot and cold for an entire season, but if for the next 8 years Tuukka can give us 85% of what he gave us in the playoffs, I’ll be a happy camper.

Sure Seguin is gone, but we’ve got one hell of a defense, a lot of offensive weapons and one of the best keepers in the game.  Oh and he’s paid, so he should be happy, which should mean he’s focused only on hockey.

You know, until the season ends and he heads to Harvard to get weird.


Do you bro, do you.

P.S. He’s only 26.  Prime time of his career right now!