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The Bruins could have the opportunity to pay Tuukka Rask with beer!

Published August 25, 2021 at 4:16 PM

Tuukka Rask, the Boston Bruins' starting goalie for the past several years, is currently an unrestricted free agent. He could choose his next destination, but he's not interested in that at all. In his mind, he is a Bruin!

Recently operated on his hip last June, Rask is currently recovering and should be back in January. However, Rask's goal is to return to play with the Bruins by then, even if he has to give up on a major contract.

"I played with one team when I was in Finland and I was lucky enough to be on one team in the NHL," he told WEEI 93.7 FM on Wednesday.

"For me, it's about the pride of playing for one team and one team only. There's no reason for me to chase the money and go somewhere else. Boston is my home. I've always wanted to play and stay here. So money won't be an issue. We had a conversation with [Bruins general manager Don Sweeney] and I'll be a cheap goalie for them."

To confirm his statement, the show's host asked if Rask would be able to play for less than $250,000 in salary. Rask went with a totally legendary statement.

"Would you play for $250,000?" - Host

"Yes and a ton of Bud Light." - Tuukka Rask

Rask would have a lot in common with Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov, who is the new spokesperson for the Bud Light company (joke). This association came about due to the controversial press conference that Kucherov had delivered following his Stanley Cup win, where he was heavily intoxicated with beer.

With these recent statements from Rask, fans will have to give the Finnish goalie full respect, as he has been heavily criticized, inexplicably, by Bostonians in the past. He is dedicated to his team, there is no doubt about it...

Remember that Rask has always been considered one of the best goalies in the league. It remains to be seen if he will be able to maintain that status. In the meantime, the Bruins will be in business with Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman.

Rask has 306 wins in 560 games, a 0.921% save percentage and a 2.27 goals against average.
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