Did the Bruins give Rask too long a deal?

Did the Bruins give Rask too long a deal?
July 10, 2013, 7:15 pm
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Tuukka Rask performed like one of the top goaltenders in the NHL during the Stanley Cup playoffs, and now he'll be getting paid like it.

The Bruins and Rask agreed to an eight year, $56 million deal Wednesday to make him one of the highest paid goalies in the NHL. 

But eight years is a hefty commitment, and Rask, 26, will be on the wrong side of 30 when the contract is up. And both Michael Felger and Marc Bertrand weren't too thrilled about the length of Rask's deal when they discussed it on 98.5 The Sports Hub's Felger & Mazz Show.

"Eight flipping years, he's 26 so you got him under contract until the age of 34," Felger said. "Wow, is he gonna be good for eight years?"

"The money doesn't bother me, it's the fact that it's an eight-year commitment," Bertrand said. "That's a long time. Maybe he doesn't the end of the eight years, it just seems like you're locked in at big dollars for a very long time."

See more of the discussion in the video above. Do you think the Bruins got it right with Rask's deal? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.