NHL Superstar, Tuukka Rask, Opts Out of the NHL Bubble to Spend Time with Family

NHL Superstar, Tuukka Rask, Opts Out of the NHL Bubble to Spend Time with Family

The Boston Bruins are tied with the Carolina Hurricanes at one game apiece, but the Bruins’ released a statement on Tuukka Rask’s behalf Saturday morning, the rest of the series may be an uphill battle for Boston.

The Bruins announced that All-Star goalie and arguably the best goalie in the league right now, Tuukka Rask has opted out of the NHL bubble. 

In the Bruins statement, Tuuka stated, “I want to be with my teammates competing, but at this moment there are things more important than hockey in my life, and that is being with my family.”

It should be noted that Rask has the full support of his teammates and the Bruins’ organization. He has seemingly left for no particular reason other than the fact that he wants to be with his family during these trying times.

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With Rask gone, Jaroslav Halak will likely be the starting goaltender for the Boston Bruins for the remainder of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Halak is actually quite a good goaltender, but he is no substitute for the indomitable Tuukka Rask. 

It is understood that Tuuka left to be with his family, yet some people, particularly Boston fans have admonished Rask for his departure from the Toronto bubble. One man to chastise him, in particular, is New England native and NBC broadcaster Mike Millbury.

Millbury blasted Tuuka during NBC’s coverage of Game 3 between the Hurricanes and Bruins, saying, “Nobodies simply opted to leave the bubble just because they didn’t want to be here and they needed to be with their family. I would’ve not have done it, the rest of the league’s players have not done it.” 

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It is disappointing that Tuuka has left the bubble, he should not be berated for doing what he believes is right for his family.

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