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Tuukka Rask signed a new contract to play hockey for the Boston Bruins on Thursday. Soon after the news broke that Rask was staying in Boston for eight years while being paid $56 million to do so, there was plenty of reaction. As is usually the case, the negative reaction, while not necessarily outweighing the positive, was certainly much louder. Also, people love to be mad. Some fans and media rushed to their keyboard or smartphones to fire off tweets about how concerned they were about an eight-year deal, especially for a goalie. “Eight years? For a goalie? Are the Bruins taking crazy pills?” Not sure if that was an actual tweet, but whatever, you get the picture. Furthermore, everyone was quick to construct lists of other goalies who have gotten long contracts and then, well, sucked at their job after putting pen to paper. Ironically, we can turn to Ilya Bryzgalov — now that was a bad contact — to give us some perspective. Seriously people, why you heff to be mad? Rask’s co...

Tuukka Rask’s New Eight-Year Contract Reportedly Includes No-Movement, No-Trade Clauses

The Bruins and Tuukka Rask hope they’re able to keep their relationship together for the entirety of the goalie’s eight-year contract, and there’s certainly language in the new deal that will help ensure that. Rask signed a new deal Wednesday for eight years and $56 million, and the reported details of that contract have begun to leak out. While Rask apparently has plenty of...

Bruins sign Tuukka Rask to eight-year extension

After weeks of negotiations, the Bruins have officially come to terms on an extension for goaltender Tuukka Rask. Rask’s new deal is reportedly set at eight years, $56 million. The $7 million annual cap hit puts the 26-year old Rask alongside Pekka Rinne as the highest paid goaltender in the NHL. The deal, though pretty long, locks up an elite young goaltender long-term for the...

Bruins Sign Tuukka Rask to Eight-Year, $56 Million Contract

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask isn’t going anywhere any time soon, and he’s going to be a very rich man because of it. The B’s announced Wednesday afternoon that Rask has signed an eight-year contract extension for $56 million. The deal will keep him under contract through the 2020-21 season. The $7 million per season salary cap hit is tied for the highest in the NHL with Nashville...

Bruins give Tuukka Rask massive eight-year, $56 million contract

The Boston Bruins believe in Tuukka Rask. How much faith do they have in their 26-year-old netminder? Enough to hand him an eight-year, $56 million contract, as reported by the team's official site. Rask's average salary cap hit will be $7 million a year through the 2020-21 season. The Bruins rewarded Rask handsomely for his strong play the last two seasons, but did the...

Bruins Sign Tuukka Rask Through 2021

A few moments ago the Boston Bruins organization announced they have reached a contact agreement with 26-year-old goaltender Tuukka Rask to the tune of $56,000,000.Looks like Tuukka got his payday and it's well deserved. The guy was rock solid in this years cup run, beat Tim Thomas in almost every stat, and was friggin' Miles Davis out there every goddamn night. In my opinion...

Tuukka Rask’s contract is expensive, but worth it

On Wednesday when it was officially announced that Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask had received his new contract extension, Bruins fans seemed split on whether or not it was a good or bad signing for the hockey club. His maximum length contract of 8 years at $7 million per year was expensive and many fans of the Boston Bruins still are not sure if Tuukka Rask is even an elite...

Bruins Re-sign Tuukka Rask for all the dollars and all the years

Peter Chiarelli wanted to wrap this up on Friday, but either way it's still done. Tuukka Rask gone got paid, yo. Eight-year contract for Rask. His salary is worth an annual cap figure of $7,000,000 ^CS — Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) July 10, 2013 Rask's salary is on par with Pekka Rinne and Jonathan Quick, if you're wondering. For those think...

Eight-Year Extension For Rask In Boston

Bruins make official the 8-year, $56 million deal with Tuukka Rask. Conference call w/the B's goalie tomorrow #BruinsTalk — Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) July 10, 2013

Bruins G Rask signs 8-year contract

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has signed an eight-year contract to stay with Boston.

Contract Extensions for Tuukka Rask, Patrice Bergeron Down to ‘the Nitty-Gritty’

Tuukka Rask and Patrice Bergeron are going to be Bruins for a very long time. This isn’t officially in writing yet, but it sure sounds like it’s very, very close. Bruins president Cam Neely admitted as much Monday afternoon during a radio appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub, saying that extensions for the goalie and forward should be done in a matter of time. “Still close,...

Boston Bruins: Will the Bruins be better or worse this season?

The Boston Bruins have had the same strong core of players for quite some time, which saw two Stanley Cup Finals appearances, while hoisting one.  It was a bit of a surprise to the fan base when the front office decided to shake things up in the roster, which leaves fans asking, will the Bruins be better or worse this upcoming season? It’s a tough question to answer at this point...

With Rask's New Deal, What Happens With Malcolm Subban?

Yesterday news broke that Tuukka Rask signed an 8 year, $56 million dollar contract - making him the highest paid goaltender in the league. A lot of people went *******, saying that the Rask contract was "way too long" and "giving a goalie 8 years is stupid". They may be right, but in the end I'd rather have 8 years of Rask than 0 years of Rask.  Ian...

Bruins extend Patrice Bergeron through 2021-22 season

The Boston Bruins announced Friday that the club has signed forward Patrice Bergeron to an eight-year, $52 million contract extension through the 2021-22 season. The 27-year-old will make $5 million next season in 

Patrice Bergeron is going to be a Bruin for life

After the Tuukka Rask signing (long blog post coming later!) the only thing left for Peter Chiarelli to accomplish this off-season was locking up Patrice Bergeron to a long-term deal. Bergeron was already the longest tenured Bruin on the roster as his first season was the 2003-2004 season and he has become one of the most well liked athletes in the history of Boston sports. This...
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