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#1 jfranzen

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:28 PM

http://deadspin.com/...as-free-citizen

I couldn't find the article at the Boston Globe. But they summed it up okay in the article I've linked. This may be an interesting time for the Bruins, I don't think Rask has what it takes to take them far into the playoffs. Something interesting to keep an eye on.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:29 PM

http://deadspin.com/5879151/it-sounds-like-the-bruins-are-ready-to-say-goodbye-to-tim-thomas-free-citizen

I couldn't find the article at the Boston Globe. But they summed it up okay in the article I've linked. This may be an interesting time for the Bruins, I don't think Rask has what it takes to take them far into the playoffs. Something interesting to keep an eye on.


Are you crazy? Look at his numbers, they guy is dynamite.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:33 PM

Attention grabbing? Winning the Conn Smythe Trophy and Stanley Cup might get you some attention.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:43 PM

I would totally agree that Rask cant take them far in the playoffs. didnt he blow it big time a couple years ago?

15-11 in AHL playoffs

7-6 in 2010 NHL playoffs.

under .500 last year regular season

decent stats this year but theyre stacked.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:45 PM

Are you crazy? Look at his numbers, they guy is dynamite.


Rask has played 13 Playoff games with a SV% of .912 and a 2.61 GAA

Looking at recent Cup winners' playoff stats:

2008 Osgood SV% of .930 and a 1.55 GAA over 1100 minutes played
2009 Fleury SV% of .908 and a .261 GAA over 1400 minutes played
2010 Niemi SV% of .910 and a 2.63 GAA over 1300 minutes played
2011 Thomas SV% of .935 and a 1.98 GAA over 1400 minutes played


Looking at Rask's playoff stats: SV% of .912 and a 2.61 GAA just over 800 minutes played

I'm not saying he isn't good, but he's not time tested like the previous examples. He'll be ok, but I think they'd get bumped out in the second round.<br><br>Edited for stat correctness.<br>

Edited by jfranzen, 25 January 2012 - 04:48 PM.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:45 PM

As far as Raask vs Thomas goes: regular season numbers aren't the same as playoff dominance. Thomas won the Conn Smythe by a mile. No one else even had a chance.

I laughed at this quote about Thomas from that article

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:49 PM

Come home to Michigan and give Howie some much needed rest that the Conklin Clown can't give... Oh and don't forget to BRING OUR CUP with you!

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:51 PM

Come home to Michigan and give Howie some much needed rest that the Conklin Clown can't give... Oh and don't forget to BRING OUR CUP with you!


Don't forget that Michigan is a left wing state. :P
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:51 PM

That's still just gossip.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:07 PM

Thomas seems to have a strange relationship with his franchise.

He was awesome for them several years ago, then Rask took his job, then last year he took it back from Rask and won the Cup and Conn Smythe, and now they want him out again.

Reminds me of some of the Wings goalie situations with Cujo, Hasek and Osgood.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:10 PM

Thomas seems to have a strange relationship with his franchise.

He was awesome for them several years ago, then Rask took his job, then last year he took it back from Rask and won the Cup and Conn Smythe, and now they want him out again.

Reminds me of some of the Wings goalie situations with Cujo, Hasek and Osgood.


The fact that they describe him as a friendless loner doesn't help with the making friends thing.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:13 PM

Deadspin (the source of this "story") is a joke. They are just like ESPN and SI, only acknowledging that hockey exists when something like this happens, then quickly forgetting about all about it so they can obsess about football. If this was coming from somewhere more reputable, like say...Bob McKenzie, I might give it some serious thought. But Deadspin? :rolleyes: Move along, folks.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:16 PM

Deadspin (the source of this "story") is a joke. They are just like ESPN and SI, only acknowledging that hockey exists when something like this happens, then quickly forgetting about all about it so they can obsess about football. If this was coming from somewhere more reputable, like say...Bob McKenzie, I might give it some serious thought. But Deadspin? :rolleyes: Move along, folks.


Like I said, I tried to find this on the Boston Globe (the source that Deadspin reported it from) but it seems they have a pay wall so I was unable to actually grab the article, I'm currently looking for other outlets of this piece of news. But yes, when it comes to Deadspin, hockey is the red-headed step-child.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:20 PM

The fact that they describe him as a friendless loner doesn't help with the making friends thing.


Yeah I thought that was just part of the whole quirky goaltender persona.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:24 PM

The fact that they describe him as a friendless loner doesn't help with the making friends thing.


One can be a friendless loner and not be a bad influence on the team.

It's just a personality trait really.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:02 PM

I can't find any other articles to support this story. It may be more at home in the Rumors section...
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:23 PM

http://www.boston.co...uins/?page=full

Nothing in this article that backs up that Thomas is on the way out.

EDIT: This is the same article on the Boston Globe

Edited by drwscc, 25 January 2012 - 04:25 PM.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:24 PM

http://www.boston.co...uins/?page=full

Nothing in this article that backs up that Thomas is on the way out.


I just read that same thing. As I said above, this topic needs to be moved.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:45 PM

Rask has played 13 Playoff games with a SV% of .912 and a 2.61 GAA

Looking at recent Cup winners' playoff stats:

2008 Osgood SV% of .930 and a 1.55 GAA over 2000 minutes played
2009 Fleury SV% of .908 and a .261 GAA over 1400 minutes played
2010 Niemi SV% of .910 and a 2.63 GAA over 1300 minutes played
2011 Thomas SV% of .935 and a 1.98 GAA over 1400 minutes played


Looking at Rask's playoff stats: SV% of .912 and a 2.61 GAA just over 800 minutes played

I'm not saying he isn't good, but he's not time tested like the previous examples. He'll be ok, but I think they'd get bumped out in the second round.

I think you are way off on minutes played for Osgood.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:46 PM

I think you are way off on minutes played for Osgood.


I'll check, but I could swear that that's what I read for that playoff season.<br><br>You're right, I read the regular season total for time but put in playoff stats for other, thanks for pointing it out.<br>

Edited by jfranzen, 25 January 2012 - 04:48 PM.

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