May 12, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) before the game six against Montreal Canadiens of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
Rask took advantage of a 1 year contract by winning the Vezina Trophy and doubling his cap hit to $7M over the next 8 years in a monster contract signed last season. As a result, they have to go with an inexpensive backup in Svedberg, who has 1 game of NHL experience. Lurking in the shadows is Malcolm Subban, who has to wonder what his future holds with Rask’s 8 year commitment.