August 15, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 5 comments

Tukka Rask opts out of the bubble and has gone home!

posted by NoMich at 10:41 AM on August 15, 2020

How'd that work out for your Canes, NoMich?

posted by tahoemoj at 10:46 PM on August 15, 2020

For the Hurricanes? Pretty shitty. For Tukka Rask? Probably pretty damn good since he's back home with his family which includes a newborn daughter. It's still huge news that a player would go home in the midst of the playoffs. I wonder how many others will do the same to be with a family that they miss dearly.

posted by NoMich at 11:58 PM on August 15, 2020

Yeah. Just yanking your chain when I saw the score. I can totally appreciate his priorities in heading out; family has to trump everything, even the playoffs. I'm glad to see the Bruins stood behind his decision so graciously.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:19 AM on August 16, 2020

If Tuukka's head was not in the game, it's better for Bruins that he did drop out. Give him credit for honesty, and while some see him as deserting the team, he should be seen as doing the right thing for the team.

posted by Howard_T at 05:13 PM on August 16, 2020

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