Tuukka knows exactly what the public reaction to opting out will be. He's never shown that he cares about what people outside of the locker room say about him. I'm actually envious of the mental fortitude that it takes to make such a high profile decision knowing the vitriol that will come his way. I wouldn't be surprised if the team leaders pushed him to go home if he was struggling with the decision. Bruins definitely are the type of team to be able to handle this.