For the last few years, the Bruins have struggled to maintain a playoff presence, and a good bit of the Bruins following likes to blame Tuukka Rask. This is fine and dandy, but I’m going to allow other writers within the loop handle that task.
SO WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?
The problem is, Tuukka didn’t appear in Brooklyn to play against the New York Islanders due to injury. In response, 30-year-old Anton Khudobin was called upon to cauterize the wound of a 4-game losing streak, with McIntyre on backup.
I know what you’re thinking, “Tuukka is injured at the most important part of the season again!”
Be that as it may, let’s not linger on the negative.
Khudobin has been reliable. You can’t tell me you don’t like watching him play either, especially with his Tim Thomas style. You saw that Windmill saves in the 3rd on a Penalty Kill at Barclay’s Center.
SHORT TERM SOLUTION
Many people believe it would be wise play “Doby” until he loses.
This is because with so few games remaining in the season, Khudobin with a 5-game win streak as starting goalie, and think it would, “light a fire” under Rask.
Others feel Rask should step up and continue playing through his injury.
Have you been following Henrik Lundqvist? Despite an age difference, these guys are charged with stopping 100MPH hunks of rubber, sometimes contort and stretch into weird poses, all while wearing thousands of dollars worth of gear. Injuries happen.
As demonstrated by the King, injuries need time and should not be rushed.
LONG TERM SOLUTION
Yeah, we’re gonna have to cross that bridge when we come to it. That is something I have not personally come to a decision on yet, what do you think that we should do as far as a long-term solution to goalie?
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?
Let us know what you think of our boy’s Goalie situation in the comments!