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Recent Cup champs getting worse?

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08:27 AM ET 07.18 | From the Stanley Cup to disappointing follow-up in the playoffs, to ... what? The biggest story to come out of Boston this offseason has been the future of goaltender Tim Thomas and whether he's going to play this upcoming season (it appears he's not). The Bruins already have his replacement in house with Tuukka Rask, and he has already been their 1B goalie for the past few seasons. ... It's hard to say at this point that they're not at least a little bit worse. Even though they still have Rask to occupy the crease, if they really go into the season without Thomas that's a big loss because he is a great goalie. While none of the other free-agent losses are crushing, or even all that significant, they haven't added anybody to the lineup either.

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July 18, 2012  09:27 AM ET

Huh? Getting worse? How did the CBC geniuses figured that out?

July 18, 2012  09:29 AM ET

I like the CBC commentary following the headline! Truly a masterpiece!

"How long will Doan wait?How long will Doan wait?How long will Doan wait?How long will Doan wait?How......."

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July 18, 2012  09:42 AM ET

At least they got the picture right.

July 18, 2012  09:56 AM ET

If they get really bad they can just give Burke a call for replacements, real cheap ones too.

July 18, 2012  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

At least they got the picture right.

Finally .... they attached the right article.

July 18, 2012  10:03 AM ET

The biggest story to come out of Boston this offseason has been the future of goaltender Tim Thomas and whether he's going to play this upcoming season (it appears he's not).....

..... and it appears neither will anybody else.

July 18, 2012  10:03 AM ET

The Ninja Turtle will do just fine in net. Extracting a distraction is positive subtraction.

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July 18, 2012  10:23 AM ET
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We Bruins fans are going to have to hope you're right Harry. Three years ago we saw that Rask was not ready for the prime time playoff atmosphere. I hope he does better next time around.

Tenders are the latest developing (usually) position in the nhl. I think Rask is ready. If he is , the Bruins got him for good money.

July 18, 2012  10:46 AM ET

That's why we got Jonas Disgustavsson! He's still developing. I believe he got his last diaper change in Toronto with Burke's help. :-)

July 18, 2012  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Tenders are the latest developing (usually) position in the nhl. I think Rask is ready. If he is , the Bruins got him for good money.

That's why we got Jonas Disgustavsson! He's still developing. I believe he got his last diaper change in Toronto with Burke's help. :-)

July 18, 2012  10:47 AM ET
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Tenders are the latest developing (usually) position in the nhl. I think Rask is ready. If he is , the Bruins got him for good money.

I agree. Of all the firstime regulars this upcoming (we hope) season, he seems the most ready

July 18, 2012  10:54 AM ET
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The core of the Cup winning team is intact with the exception of Tim Thomas. Losing TT is a big deal for sure and anyone who watched a lot of Bruins games over the past 4 years knows he was the best player on that team. His playoff performance two years ago was phenomenal and it remains to be seen if Tuukka can replicate that. They also have a new back-up netminder who has shown flashes of brilliance in his few appearances in Boston.

Remember, Rex, let's keep our comments to a minimum. No paragraphs.

July 18, 2012  10:55 AM ET

Oh, and the Bruins will be fine. They will be in the thick of the playoff hunt when the trade deadline comes, so they will be able to tweak the roster as needed then.

July 18, 2012  11:06 AM ET
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Oh, and the Bruins will be fine. They will be in the thick of the playoff hunt when the trade deadline comes, so they will be able to tweak the roster as needed then.

And if Horton comes back, they will be even more fine

July 18, 2012  11:44 AM ET
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And if Horton comes back, they will be even more fine

Beat me to it...if Horton returns they will be fine.
Khudobin is a decent backup as well.

July 18, 2012  11:49 AM ET

When (if ever) was the last time CBS Sports covered anything concerning NHL hockey?

July 18, 2012  12:03 PM ET
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When (if ever) was the last time CBS Sports covered anything concerning NHL hockey?

1992 games in Norway

 
July 18, 2012  12:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

When (if ever) was the last time CBS Sports covered anything concerning NHL hockey?

CBS Sports couldn't find an ice rink even if they were hitchhiking on a Zamboni.

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