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Tuukka on LOA

Discussion in 'Rick Middleton's Pron 'Stache: Bruins Forum' started by cshea, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. cshea

    cshea Member SoSH Member

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    Rask granted a leave of absence to deal with a personal matter. Hope everything is ok with Tuukka. This might explain some things.

     
  2. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    That doesn't sound good at all.
     
  3. cshea

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    Sweeney to speak soon, I guess.

    Providence options:

    Vladar- .899 save percentage
    McIntyre- .826 save percentage

    Zane can probably be used for a game or two in a pinch, but if this Rask thing is long term they’ll need to make a trade.
     
  4. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    Sweeney says it is not health-related.
     
  5. cshea

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    Sweeney says Rask’s absence is not health related. They will call up a Providence goalie after tonight. No timeline for Rask, could be a few days.

    Also, he says McAvoy’s got a concussion.
     
  6. AMcGhie

    AMcGhie Set Adrift on Memory Bliss SoSH Member

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    I wrote a longer note about mental health, but "a few days" is putting up flags for me that this is possibly more of a family issue than a mental health issue. That being said, if the Bruins are giving a player time off to deal with his mental health, I think that is a huge positive thing, and will have more thoughts.

    Edit: I should have said this initially, and hoped that it was implied, but I do hope that this turns out as well as it could, regardless of the issue, for Tuukka and his family.
     
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  7. LogansDad

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    Shit, I hope everything turns out okay with Tuukka and his family.
     
  8. Smiling Joe Hesketh

    Smiling Joe Hesketh All Hail King Boron Dope

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    Damn, hope it's not something to do with his daughter.
     
  9. Haunted

    Haunted The Man in the Box Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    All the best to him.

    Tell us what's up, or don't. But get yourself right, Tuukka, whatever that means.
     
  10. veritas

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    Yeah this is one case where it’s not really worth speculating. There are so many different things it could be and he/they clearly want privacy. We’re not talking about whether this is a concussion or a shoulder when they say upper body injury
     
  11. The Long Tater

    The Long Tater Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Exactly. Not our business. Let them alone.
     
  12. Titoschew

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    Was just watching Bob Halloran on Channel 5 on the 6 o’clock news saying he’s expected back for the road trip next week. Not sure of the veracity.
     
  13. InstantKarmma

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  14. cshea

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    Rask is back with the team.
     
  15. Smiling Joe Hesketh

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  16. Haunted

    Haunted The Man in the Box Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I hope all is well in Tuukka world and he comes back en fuego.
     
  17. PedroSpecialK

    PedroSpecialK Comes at you like a tornado of hair and the NHL sa Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Full comments from Tuukka

     
  18. lexrageorge

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    Still don't know why KPD has been so obnoxious about Tukka's leave. It was clearly something important and something that Rask needed to attend to.
     
  19. Dummy Hoy

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    You know exactly why- it’s because he’s a douche.

    I mean, let’s assume the Dupes is annoyed because he knows the reason Rask is out and doesn’t like it, say (completed made up unfounded example here) Rask was cheating on his wife. Even if he knows that, and knows Rask is away from the team and maybe has his performance affected by his own fuckup- it’s still a personal matter and a man tending to his business.

    Dupes needs to be taken out to pasture.

    Fake edit: I’m not even sure what Dupes has said, but he’s a douche if he’s being pissy about this.
     
  20. lexrageorge

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    Well, since you asked:

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/...stery-novel/v1EJS7uUFmbRs1nCvj0BDJ/story.html

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/...s-from-here/WZbWMHXTP6Hud79v6wQGDM/story.html

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/...rask-update/USksUv8YQpwiI95FRvcUFL/story.html

    There's a line between being a douche and just plain unprofessional, and Dupes crossed that one in spades.
     
  21. PedroSpecialK

    PedroSpecialK Comes at you like a tornado of hair and the NHL sa Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    That is such a piss-poor effort and sounds so embittered that it almost reads like Shank hacked into KPD's email and submitted it... dare I say it's even out of character - and I'm the furthest thing from a KPD fan to begin with.
     
  22. Dummy Hoy

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    Not out of character at all...I wasn’t a Dupes fan even then, but the hack job on Thornton forever changed the way I look at KPD.

    He’s a fucking weasel.

    Edit: and without hearing it, I basically called it. He sucks. Hard.
     
  23. Smiling Joe Hesketh

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    Rask didn't "abandon" anyone either....he went to management, explained the situation, and got a few days off to clear a situation that was clearly bothering him and perhaps affecting his play.

    KPD's idiotic "Well Harry Sinden would have done this" take is so off base I don't know where to begin The Mid-80s were 30 fucking years ago, times and norms change. Sinden also liked to say he hoped his holdout players learned how to yodel. None of that is relevant to today.

    What a prick Dupes is.
     
  24. Smiling Joe Hesketh

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    It's also worth noting that Rask is a mere 10 wins away from becoming all time franchise leader.....something a player who isn't dedicated to his team and his craft could never achieve. The insinuations are beyond the pale.
     
  25. oumbi

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    This fact surprised me. So I looked it up and then realized that Tuukka has been with the Bruins for 12 years. Time has flown.
     
  26. Spelunker

    Spelunker Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Mind. Blown.

    I never would have remotely guessed that Tuuka would be 2nd all-time, and basically a lock to take first very soon.

    Or that he's also 2nd in games played (by the exact same margin). He's going to go down as arguably having the best career of any B's goalie ever, and I think everyone still thinks of him as all potential, little showing.
     
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