Jun 24, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell (29) is pushed into Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) by defenseman Dennis Seidenberg (44) during the second period in game six of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports

Tuukka Rask’s New Deal Expected to Be At Least Six-Years, $39 Million

The Boston Bruins may have collapsed in the final 80 seconds of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals which led to the Chicago Blackhawks winning the title, but Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask was outstanding in net for most of the postseason and he has shown his worth as a No. 1 goaltender.

Because of that, Rask should be in for a big pay day. It will be a big improvement on the one-year, $3.5 million extension that he signed just one season ago.

According to CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty, Rask and the Bruins will use the six-year, $39 million contract the Montreal Canadiens gave Carey Price as the “starting point” for their own negotiations. For those who aren’t strong at math, that means a minimum pay raise of $3 million per year.

It may be a big price tag that could affect the Bruins opportunity to sign other free agents, but when you look at their options in net they may not have any other option.

After all, there are worse ways for the Bruins to spend that money besides locking up a No. 1 goalie.

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