There are some indubitable certainties in this world. The sky tends to be upward. Water is wet. Patrice Bergeron is perfect. And Joe Haggerty will always want to trade Tuukka Rask.
It has become so predictable that I often wonder how did Tuukka hurt Haggs? I want Haggs to point to the place on a doll where Tuukka hurt him.
Seriously, don’t read the article; I read it for you so that I could encapsulate the rage of the dull stupidity of this fucking lazy take.
Tuukka is not perfect and still has much to prove. He’s not Tim Thomas and never will be. He’s positional while Thomas wasn’t. Tuukka hasn’t had the benefit of a stout veteran defense in years; the last time was in 2013 when he stood on his head to get to the Stanley Cup Final. Rask’s inconsistency can be difficult to take (especially in October) and even harder to argue for. But Halak is not the long-term solution that the Bruins need. He’s an upgrade at back-up, nothing more.
The line that fired me up was this:
Nobody is saying to ship Rask simply for the sake of doing it…
Haggs, that is exactly what you’re saying all. the. time. You fucking lazy-ass gaslighter.
Get over it, man.