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NHL: Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask Eager to Sign Deal
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NHL: Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask Eager to Sign Deal

Jun 27 2013, 12:24am CDT | by

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask is eager to sign a new deal with the team which could earn him as much as $7 million a season.

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask is eager to sign a new deal with the team.  According to Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald, the restricted free-agent-to-be stands to earn around $7 million a...

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NHL: Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask Eager to Sign Deal

Jun 27 2013, 12:24am CDT | by

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask is eager to sign a new deal with the team which could earn him as much as $7 million a season.

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask is eager to sign a new deal with the team

According to Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald, the restricted free-agent-to-be stands to earn around $7 million a season, if not a little more, for seven years. Rask believes he has proven himself worthy with his latest stint with the Bruins. 

"I don't think I have to answer those questions anymore. I played good, proved to everyone again that I was capable of doing it. I mean, you look at the numbers (.940 save percentage, 1.88 GAA in postseason; .929 save percentage, 2.00 GAA in regular season). they're good. If I just analyze my game and by how I felt throughout the year, I thought it was a great year."

He admits signing for just one year motivated him, per Conroy. 

"Yeah, for sure. You always try to be good, but then you are trying to get your average game level as high as you can, that the gap between a good game and a bad game wouldn't be so big. I think I managed to do that this year, and it motivates me for the next year to keep that level and keep getting better."

Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston says Rask is the top priority of Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli and that the goaltender's big payday is imminent. McDonald writes Rask should receive an offer of upward of $60 million for at least seven years. Chiarelli told McDonald he expects the deal to get done soon.  

"You'd like to get everything done quickly. I don't know if I'll have that luxury, but certainly I'll try just so you have your certainty on your team and cap and all that. He's obviously had a terrific playoffs, and we' like to get him done as soon as we can."

On June 25, CBS Sports' Brian Stubits wrote Chiarelli knew what he was doing when he signed his goaltender to a one-year contract last season and that he'll be happy to pay Rask more money, even if the Bruins are going to be pretty tight under the salary cap. 

Rask also said he has no intentions of playing elsewhere and wants to remain in Boston. 

"That would be an ideal situation to play here forever. I hope we can make that happen."

The 26-year-old Finnish-born Rask just completed his sixth year with the Bruins, amassing a 66-45 win-loss record. For his career, he has a save percentage of .927 and a 2.15 GAA, per ESPN stats. 


 
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