If the Bruins are going to repeat as Stanley Cup champions, Tuukka Rask will likely play an important role.
While Tim Thomas seized the starting position and had a season for the ages, Rask was there to provide reliable backup work. His .918 save percentage and 2.67 goals-against average were both strong, and should Thomas take any steps backward, Rask will see more work between the pipes.
The 24-year-old was asked at the 10th annual Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on the doubters that say it's too hard to win consecutive Cups.
"I guess it's just something to prove wrong," Rask said. "Our team looks pretty much the same as last year, and you always have a chance, right? We proved that last year. And why not? Maybe we'll prove people wrong."
Rask also said he was willing to donate a T-shirt or two to Brad Marchand, because the young winger definitely needed one earlier this summer.
Watch Rask's entire conversation with Naoko Funayama and Jayme Parker above.