Originally written on BruinsLife  |  Last updated 10/21/14

TORONTO - NOVEMBER 20: Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins warms up as he prepares to play in his first ever NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre November 20, 2007 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
Every Bruins fan out there should send the Maple Leafs a thank you card. Toronto has arguably set up the B's franchise for continued success over the next 10 seasons. Two trades have done this:6/12/2006Boston trades 2003-04 Calder Trophy winner G Andrew Raycroft to Toronto for G Tuukka Rask, the 21st overall pick in the '05 draft. At first the Raycroft-Rask trade didn't seem so lopsided, in his first year in Toronto the former Bruins rookie of the year put up some decent numbers. He went 37-25-9 with a 2.99 goals against average and a .894 save percentage while Rask spent '06-07 in Finland playing in the FNL. But since then its been all Tuukka. In his short career with the B's, the 25 year old Rask is 47-35-11 with a 2.20 goals against average and .926 save percentage. Raycroft? Well he only lasted two seasons in Toronto and has won 33 games in the past five years jumping around the NHL. 9/18/09 Boston trades former 5th overall pick RW Phil Kessel to Toronto for ...
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