Does The Halak Signing Make It Easier To Trade Rask?

Published July 17, 2018 at 12:15

The Boston Bruins and general manager Don Sweeney addressed one of their biggest offseason needs this past season, a backup goaltender. 

Fans wanted to see the team keep Anton Khudobin around, however Cam Neely made it pretty clear that they were moving on. 

With Jaroslav Halak signed for one year at $2.75million, some are now wondering if Halak strings together some great numbers, does it make Tuukka Rask tradeable?

"I think we have two guys that have carried the ball for their teams, that will push each other, that will complement each other, and we feel good that now going in every night. That is an area we aren't going to be concerned about, hopefully. Obviously, it's the performance now." Sweeney said after the signing. 

A group of fans and some media members have been calling for Sweeney to trade Rask and his $7million cap hit when they have the chance. Rask has a eight team trade list which jumps to 15 teams next year. 

There's already been plenty of speculation regarding Torey Krug, some wonder if packaging Krug with Rask could get them the top six forward they really want.

Would you be willing to trade Rask if Halak proves he can be a starter again?

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