The Good: Rask is a talented goaltender with plenty of upside. Rask is likely to develop his movement to the level of the very best in the world. Right now the butterfly goalie moves with an explosive, controlled horizontal slide while maintaining good coverage. He gets back to his feet instantly when needed. With these qualities, when on his game, he has always been able to save his team from no matter how dominant opponents. Rask’s frame is decent and he shows good coverage from time to time but suffers from inconsistent technique, which he will be working on for a long time still. Once Tim Thomas hits the retirement home, Rask will solidify himself as a top goalie in the NHL. When Thomas was injured in 2009-2010, Rask stepped up as the Bruins top goalie, and was very impressive, making the second round of the playoffs. He has been played in a big number of games each season. He shines in big games.
The Bad: Rask needs to add more bulk in order to become a perennial workhorse starting netminder. At this point his stamina is relatively poor, which also contributes to his inconsistency. He Still needs to become stronger mentally.