NHL Trade Rumors: Top 3 teams who should trade for Tuukka Rask

Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /
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Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) (Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports) /

According to the latest NHL trade rumors, the Boston Bruins are listening to offers for Tuukka Rask. Which 3 teams would make sense for him?

The trade market is booming after the latest TSN Trade Bait article from Frank Seravalli. One of the more interesting names on his list is Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, who is 10th overall. According to the latest NHL trade rumors, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney has been gauging interest in his Vezina Trophy runner up.

Rask has one year left on his contract before becoming an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career. He has a $7 million cap hit and a modified no-trade clause, which allows him to submit a list of 15 teams he can be traded to.

Here’s what Seravalli had to say about Rask.

"But multiple sources indicate that Bruins GM Don Sweeney has initiated conversations with teams about Rask’s market value over the last number of weeks."

The Bruins are trying to cut some salary because the pandemic has left their ownership group struggling. With just one year left on his deal, it’s not completely surprising the Bruins are listen to offers for Rask. What’s surprising is he’s still a very good goalie, so even if they do trade him, they’ll have to find another goalie.

His modified no-trade clause means Rask could theoretically block a trade to any team that needs a goalie, which would make it very hard for the Bruins to trade him. Due to the flat salary cap, the Bruins are likely either going to have to retain some salary or take on a contract to make trading him possible.

It’s very unlikely the Bruins will trade Rask. But who would be interested in him? I’d imagine Rask will make it so he’ll only be able to be traded to a contender. And the Bruins will probably accommodate his wishes. So let’s look at three teams who would be the best fit for Rask.