15 Bold Predictions for Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins Goalies in 2012-13

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15 Bold Predictions for Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins Goalies in 2012-13
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While Tim Thomas enjoys his sabbatical, Tuukka Rask finally inherits the Bruins' top role in net. Named the Bruins regular starter for the first time since his rookie year in 2009-10, the Finnish goalie is set for big things this season. 

Anton Khudobin will serve as Rask's backup in Boston, after earning a promotion from Providence with a strong performance last season. 

The Providence net is now divided between AHL veteran Michael Hutchinson and newly-signed Swedish goaltender Niklas Svedberg. The two have squared off in a spirited battle for the starting role at the Dunkin Donuts Center. 

Meanwhile, 2012 first round draft pick Malcolm Subban has gotten off to a fast start with the Ontario Hockey League's Belleville Bulls. 

The Boston Bruins' system is packed full of potential at the goaltending position. However, only time will tell if each netminder can make good on his considerable talent.

Here are some bold predictions for the Bruins goalies:

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