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30. Tuukka Rask

As of this writing, Tuukka Rask has played his entire career with the Boston Bruins where the Goalie from Finland has done a spectacular job in between the pipes.   Rask was a First Round Pick by Toronto in 2004 but before he made it to the Leafs, he was traded to Boston in a move that still has Leafs shaking their heads.

Rask became a fixture on the Bruins roster in 2009, and was the backup on the team that won the 2011 Stanley Cup.  He would later become their starter, and he won the Vezina in 2013-14 as the top Goalie in the NHL.  Rask would have two more top-ten finishes in Vezina voting before finishing second in 2019-20, and capturing his first William M. Jennings Trophy.  A runner-up for the Vezina that season, Rask's year ended with a thud, as he left the team during the playoffs in what was the COVID-19 induced bubble conclusion to the year.  He is currently nine wins away from 300.

Our All-Time Top 50 Boston Bruins have been revised

Yes, we know that this is taking a while!

As many of you know, we here at are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity. As such, we are very happy to present the third revision of our top 50 Boston Bruins of all-time.

As for all of our top 50 players in hockey we look at the following: 

1.  Advanced Statistics.

2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National Hockey League. 

3. Playoff accomplishments.

4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.

This is the second revision, and our first in two years.

The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are:

1. Bobby Orr

2. Eddie Shore

3. Ray Bourque

4. Phil Esposito

5. Milt Schmidt

The top five remains unaltered from our initial rank but there are some significant jumps and three new entries.

Zdeno Chara cracks the top ten, moving from #11 to #9.  Goalie, Tuukka Rask moves from #36 to #30.

The three new ranked players are Brad Marchand (#32), David Pastrnak (#38) and Torey Krug (#42).

We admit to erring that Marchand should have been ranked three years ago.

We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.

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