Haggerty: B's will 'build around' Rask

Haggerty: B's will 'build around' Rask
July 10, 2013, 11:45 pm
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Tuukka Rask's new contract with the Bruins was certainly a big one. The B's inked the goaltender for eight years at $56 million Wednesday. But was it the right deal? 

CSNNE's Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty certainly thinks so, and he shared his thoughts on it on SportsNet Central Wednesday night.

"I think this a clear statement from the Boston Bruins that Tuukka Rask is a player that they're gonna build around for the next decade," Haggerty said. "The system that they run is a very defensive system. They need a good goaltender as the backbone of that system so you need to have a secure net minder in place, a good net minder in place, if you're whole system is gonna work and you just look at the numbers.

"First of all, he's 26-years-old, he's just entering the prime of his career after his first real No. 1 goaltender season in the NHL. The only two full seasons that he's got regular playing time, he's been among the best four goaltenders in the entire NHL and his real piece de resistance was in the playoffs when he took the Bruins all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals, had a .940 save percentage, which led everybody in the entire playoff field and he would've been the Conn Smythe winner most likely had they won the Cup."

To hear the entire report on Rask and the Bruins, check out the video above.