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Boston's future No. 1 (or a trade chip)

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07:43 AM ET 02.24 | For the foreseeable future, the Bruins are set in net with No. 1 Tuukka Rask and backup Chad Johnson. [The Bruins are] well stocked with goalies, making the Bruins goaltending future look bright, too. In his first professional season, 2012 first-round draft choice Malcolm Subban has played well at Providence of the AHL and should be on track for NHL success. ... The Bruins shouldn't be in need of a new No. 1 goaltender for some time, but Subban appears to be a viable candidate. Or, perhaps, a very valuable chip in a possible trade. The B's no doubt would hate the idea of parting with a young talent such as Subban -- especially if it were just to acquire a "rental" defenseman before the March 5 trade deadline. But this is going to be a tight trade market, with far more buyers than sellers.

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February 24, 2014  08:24 AM ET

Everybody is a potential trade at this point. NON STORY

February 24, 2014  09:19 AM ET

The kid is putting up some nice numbers in Providence, but a good AHL performance in goal doesn't always translate to NHL success. They should bring him up for a couple games and see how he does.

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February 24, 2014  09:36 AM ET
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Everybody is a potential trade at this point. NON STORY

Is he anything like his illustrious big brother character wise? If he is, he might not be as hot a commodity. Nobody wants a hot dog in their dressing room.

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February 24, 2014  10:06 AM ET
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There's zero chance of him ever unseating Rask, so might as well take advantage while you can.

Rask is one of the best goalies in the game today, but I disagree that Rask is untouchable. Any number of things could happen to Rask... see Josh Harding, Craig Anderson, Rick DiPietro, Tim Thomas, etc. Having a quality future goalie in the pipeline at all times is highly advisable.

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February 24, 2014  10:38 AM ET
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Rask is incomparable to any of those mentioned. Harding has MS. Anderson had a couple hot seasons and far more mediocre ones. Rickety has been a laughing stock since the day Mad Mike took him instead of Heatley and traded Luongo for magic beans. Thomas bloomed late and it was always a given that Rask was going to unseat him someday.Sure, Rask could wake up this morning to a 787 engine falling into his bedroom and putting him on the permanent IR. But if i'm Boston, i'm pretty comfy putting my future in his hands.

Well that puts everyone near a flight path a little nervous this morning:")

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February 24, 2014  11:24 AM ET

Blue chipper like big brother.

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February 24, 2014  11:37 AM ET
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But if he craps the bed in the show, his trade value goes down.Prudent thing for Pete to do would be sell high on his AHL performance. There's zero chance of him ever unseating Rask, so might as well take advantage while you can.

Agreed. Boston however is loaded and not really desperate for pieces. I think they leave him down 1 more year , and then bring him up as the back up.

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February 24, 2014  11:46 AM ET
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Not really. Malcolm didn't start playing goaler till his late teen years so at this point the only thing he has in common with Turtle Boy is that neither really knows how to play their position.

Blue chippers both.

February 24, 2014  11:54 AM ET

Bruins should probably repay the Leafs for that trade to get Rask. Maybe give them Subban for a bucket of pucks like they gave up for Tuukka.

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February 24, 2014  12:09 PM ET
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Maybe for mediocre clubs like the Habs.

Pretty strong BS served up by a Leafs fan...

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February 24, 2014  12:19 PM ET
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Seems to me that blue chipper wouldn't have been glued to the bench at the Olympics.

I wouldn't know. It's all hearsay to me.

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