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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...
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