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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Is it Tuuka Time??

Tuuka Rask recorded his first NHL shutout in only his 5 career game. Rask stopped all 35 shots from a below average offense. He looked very composed with his butterfly style of play. He was square on the majority of shots that came his way but one of his weaknesses was his rebound control. I am all for the dual goaltending tandem, but it makes you wonder, is Manny Fernandez now expendable? Would you trade him if you could get that lefthanded shooting winger? Or if you could get the puck moving defenseman? Tuuka was drafted in the same class as Carey Price and appears to be ready to make it to the next level. Once Fernandez comes back and starts playing well again, the question will be if Chiarelli can say no to trade proposals especially if they fit the need the Bruins want to address. If Rask continues to show he is ready, it may alter Chiarelli's decision to go further with the Thomas-Rask tandem instead of the Thomas-Fernandez tandem. Chiarelli likes getting value for his players and with Manny leaving at the end of the season as a UFA, it makes it even more of a difficult decision.

36 Comments:

Anonymous jim said...

pekese i would trade manny for a left wing. what contenders need a goalie???

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anaheim, dallas, edmonton, detroit, phoenix ???

7:43 PM  
Anonymous monty said...

i dont think chiarelli would do it, he loves having all this depth, its nice knowing your team can consistently play at a high level despite injurys. even though its not likely thomas or tukka gets hurt, thats still way more of a risk than chia would take.

8:07 PM  
Anonymous neb said...

mook, if you come back i promise i will not make anymore comments about you.

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Nick said...

Please, monty, don't jinx the goalies

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

first of all tuuka's rebound control was awesome....blocker saves into the corner and stick saves to the corner this guy was not watching the same game

11:31 PM  
Anonymous james said...

i thought it was alittle suspect myself. but then again i only played college hockey so who knows.

1:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, you played college hockey?

Well then! The rest of us should just shut up and listen then.

8:30 AM  
Blogger Pekese said...

His rebound control was pretty good but not great. As a whole, from watching him in Providence, this season, and last years brief stint in the NHL, I feel that rebound control is the only thing he really needs to work on. Julien also addressed this last season and said that in Providence they were going to have him work on his rebounds. Either way, he is the goalie of the future and would love to see more of him.

8:55 AM  
Blogger BruinsFan35 said...

I was skeptical of Tuuka. I thought he was going to be another Hannu Toivenen, but from what I saw last year and again in training camp and yesterday I know that's not the case. He plays the butterfly to near perfection. He plays big and has great positioning. He was tracking the puck really well yesterday, and I wouldn't mind seeing him get another game before the trade deadline. B's are missing a goal scorer for the 2nd line. If they can manage to pick one up and ship PJ down to the 4th line, then I don't see a reason why they don't make it to the conference finals if not the cup finals.

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Et Le But said...

The clock is ticking. Soon it will be the hour to give new meaning to the Massacre de Boston.

5-2 Habs & I'm being conservative. Can't wait. Kamikaze Komiserek will destoy all today & Kovalev will soar.

The only black & gold team to win today will be the Steelers.

When the Bruins see our new uniforms (a la jail break style) they will be mesmerized & confused. Ever more so by our dazzling goals that will put the Bruins to shame.

Even our ghosts will not be needed today. The Habs will take care of business & dismantle the Bruins by themselves.

Can't wait for 2:00 pm. Watch for me, I'll be 6 rows back directly behind the Habs bench and I will be leading the Ole Ole Ole, Ole, Ole.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Ohniner said...

Et Le But Im sure we wont be hearing from you after today or atleast untill you guys play us again. So run your mouth all you want. We all know here, whos the better team. How about you tell your team too hit our logo not the numbers on the back of our jersey ya bunch of pussies.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Et Le But said...

Oh you'll hear from me. I can't wait to rub your noses in it after the Habs win.

Got to go to the Bell Centre now to witness the massacre. Maybe I'll get chance there to provide you with updates to the slaughter. C YA.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Ohniner said...

Oh ya the Price is wrong Bitch Ole Ole were so gay O gay O gay O gay.

12:27 PM  
Anonymous HabHater said...

Geez, you got to give him credit - persistent little bugger this et le but.

The way I see it, the Bruins are in the driver's seat. No need to play into the Canadien's crap today. Just play a tight defensive game, clog up the neutral zone and when the opportunity arises, take it to the net. No need to be fancy - get the dirty goals.

I watched the end of the Montreal game yesterday & the Kings were successful in the neutral zone. Moreover, Price is prone to losing the puck in traffic. If the Bruins simply play smart & take care of their own end and above all, do not get sucked into shitty penalties, they will be ok.

The Habs are desparate. One point by the B's would be nice today - 2 will be terrific and deadly to the Habs.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

game just started and in my opinion thornton won that first fight since he was the only one connecting with punches. man those 3rd jerseys are fekkin ugly as sin. i didnt think any team would ever make a worse jersey than our old bear head 3rd. praying for a good one. will post again after the game.

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ugliest uniforms i have ever seen in my entire life.

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Et Le But said...

Just getting warmed up. The massacre will take place in the
2nd period.

Henry vs. Thornton, part deux. After that, it's all downhill for the Bruins.

Shitty 1st goal by the Bruins - lucky break.

5-1 Habs after 2.

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

et le but, looks like your wrong once again. 2-1 bruins after 2.

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Et Le But said...

Big freaking deal.

I said it would be 5-2 and it will be.

The Bruins have played their best period. Now we'll show you how its done. Et Le But x 4 = 5-2 Habs.

4:01 PM  
Blogger Ohniner said...

Hitting our goalie. Diving all of the place all we need is a hit from behind shouldn't be long now since your losing again. Like I said earlier bunch of Pussies.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Ohniner said...

Lang out with a broken pussy!!!!! D' Agostini Dislocated foreskin.

4:31 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

stick a fork in em. game over. woohoo!!! 3-1. nice cheap shot with 5 seconds to go. i will refrain from talking shit to Et Le But cause im not that kind of fan. even tho he so richly deserves it. O9er its all you brother you do it :)

4:41 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

all i can hear in my head is the song Prison Bitch. yes we made them our prison bitches today.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

So where are you now you chicken shit, et le bue?


Did you seriously think they would beat the Bruins? Your stupid pre-game and intermission posts are hilarious.

You are a dumb shit arent you? You remind me of the coyote, as he embarasses himself, and does it all on a stage for those to laugh at.

What do you have to say now? I cant wait to open some more hab faces in Boston next game.

P.S. Et le bue, change your pants and take a shower; you smell like your own shit after watching that game.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Et Le But said...

You garcons are priceless. Its our 100th anniversary & the league and God will not allow the cup to go anywhere but Habtown.

No matter what happens in the season, once the playoffs start, its all Habs. It has already been conspired to and approved by the NHL & GOD himself.

Enjoy it now - you'll be crying come June.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

Ha HA HA HA HA!!!!

Enjoy the superbowl you dumbshit!

I'll be enjoying ruining your entire year, and the only thing that God has willed, is for Montreal fans to watch the Bruins win!!!!

Woooohoooo!!!!!

5:18 PM  
Blogger Ohniner said...

Do you believe this guy ( Are You High ) You'll be lucking to make the playoffs and the only cup they well see is in there golf cart. smoke another

6:19 PM  
Anonymous jimmy50 said...

I would guess the only need for goaltender among Western Conf. Playoff contenders would be LA.

I am not sure what they are willing to give up but Dustin Brown would be nice. Young, American born, physical presence with nice offensive numbers. I think Julien would like to add him to the piece of the puzzle and eliminate the need for PJ next season.

9:01 PM  
Anonymous vince m said...

I don't even think the Habs will make the playoffs!

Kiss my Butt is either very drunk or very stupid.

I could not take my eyes off of those jerseys. They were the ugliest things I have ever seen. I could not stop laughing. Oh, and I happen to like our old 3rd jersey with the Yogi the Bear head.

vince_m

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucic Savard Kessel
Sturm Bergeron Kessel
Wheeler Krejci Ryder
Thornton Nokie Brown

I like it! But with a cap won't happen at all.

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kobasew not Kessel on 2nd line

9:07 PM  
Blogger BruinsFan35 said...

You must be talking next season because Sturm is gone with knee surgery this season pal.

Et Le But was right about one thing. That the league has already conspired and approved to the Habs winning the cup. Why else do you think they get all the calls they do?

10:56 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

not to bring us down after such a great weekend but has anyone else even noticed that the boys havent scored a single powerplay goal(0-11) since they played washington. that was three games ago. obviosly they are still doing ok without it but that will matter in the playoffs imo. any ideas whats up fellas? lets vent:)

8:21 AM  
Anonymous neb said...

mooky, me misses you

11:13 AM  
Anonymous neb said...

mooky, me misses you

11:13 AM  

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