Rask for Nash???

 

On today’s episode of Felger and Mazzarotti on 98.5 The Sports Hub, the boys are debating a trade rumor involving Boston Bruins backup goaltender Tukka Rask and Columbus Blue Jackets superstar Rick Nash.  And I have one answer to this rumor, Get me a # 61 Bruins jersey already.  While I admit that the NHL has become the NFL where the top 15 forwards run the league, goaltenders have become Running Backs, good ones are a dime a dozen and you need more than 1 to compete to raise Lord Stanley’s Cup in June.

Let’s take a look at Nash’s career numbers

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
1999-00 Milton Merchants OPJHL 1 0 1 1 0
2000-01 London Knights OHL 58 31 35 66 56 -18 4 3 3 6 8
2001-02 London Knights OHL 54 32 40 72 88 -16 12 10 9 19 21
2002-03 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 74 17 22 39 78 -27
2003-04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 80 41 16 57 87 -35
2004-05 Davos Swiss-A 44 27 20 47 83 15 9 2 11 26
2005-06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 54 31 23 54 51 5
2006-07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 75 27 30 57 73 -8
2007-08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 80 38 31 69 95 2
2008-09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 78 40 39 79 52 11 4 1 2 3 2
2009-10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 76 33 34 67 58 -2
2010-11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 75 32 34 66 34 2
2011-12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 16 4 8 12 6 -10
NHL Totals 608 263 237 500 534 4 1 2 3 2

263 career NHL goals on a Bruins team that over its last 5 games is averaging 6 goals per game but before that a 2-1 game seemed almost insurmountable, the Bruins need a player that can wheel and snipe and play with Seguin and Marchand going forward.

I think that looks good on the back of a Bruins sweater

 

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Posted on November 15, 2011, in Boston Bruins and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. So long as the Bruins have a strong backup in the wings in case something happens to Timmy, the prospects of Nash in a B’s jersey is exciting.

    But lose Thomas to injury or otherwise, and the B’s chances of regular season or playoff success drop dramatically. With Rask they at least stand a chance to make another run.

    Tough decision.

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