In a town hall with Boston Bruins season ticket holders, Gerry Cheevers didn’t hold back when talking about Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price.
On the anniversary of the Bruins winning the 1970 Stanley Cup, we are getting to hear from some former players and some absolute legends. This includes hall of famer Gerry Cheevers.
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Cheevers is one of the best goalies to ever play for the Bruins. In his career, he won 227 games and had a career goals against average of 2.89 and a save percentage of .901. Cheevers also helped bring two Stanley Cups to Boston.
"“Nowadays they are so big and so largely padded. They go down as the puck is over the blue line and they’re already in a position like that. Today’s goalies, I love Tuukka. He’s big. He fills the net. I would say he’s in the top 2 or 3 in the league right now,” said Cheevers. “I’m not a big Price fan. He hasn’t won. And he loses certain games that he shouldn’t lose.”"
Bruins fans across the globe are smiling. Cheevers also makes some good points. Price hasn’t performed when it counts. You can’t have a goals against average higher than 3 if you are going to win the Stanley Cup.
It was also nice to see Cheevers give some love to Tuukka. Maybe now that one of the best goalies in franchise history has given Rask props, people will stop hating on the guy.
Rask is an elite goaltender. He could possibly overtake Cheevers as the top goaltender to ever play for the Bruins. It will just take a couple of championships to do so.
There is a lot of talk about players being too friendly and the ferocity of sports being taken away. In the NBA and NFL players are exchanging jersey’s and dapping up as well. In NHL some think there is too much talking in warmups between opponents.