Zander Manning: Building an All-Centennial team for the Bruins

BOSTON, MA - CIRCA 1974: Bobby Orr #4 of the Boston Bruins skates against the New York Rangers during an NHL Hockey game circa 1974 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Orr played for the Bruins from 1966-76. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - CIRCA 1974: Bobby Orr #4 of the Boston Bruins skates against the New York Rangers during an NHL Hockey game circa 1974 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Orr played for the Bruins from 1966-76. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /
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Goaltenders

Tuukka Rask
Gerry Cheevers

Honorable mentions: Tim Thomas, Tiny Thompson, Andy Moog, Giles Gilbert.

Analysis:
While Bleacher Report, has Cheevers as the Bruins best goaltender of all time, arguments can be made for so many different goaltenders. Cheevers held the record for most playoff wins by a Boston netminder until it was broken by Rask in 2021, and to this day that record stands, but did wind up with 230 career wins in the regular season.

However, what puts Rask over Cheevers is a couple things. The first that unlike, Cheevers, he has won the Vezina Trophy (2014), the Stanley Cup (2011, as a back-up to Thomas), and made it to the All-Star Game three times – once in the AHL in 2008, and twice in the NHL in 2017 and 2020.

While Rask never won a championship on his own, and, in fact, left multiple championships on the table, he is still the undisputed best goaltender.

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