This morning, the Boston Bruins welcomed 9-year-old netminder Maddie Santosuosso to practice. Listen, great goaltending doesn’t know age… unless you’re Martin Brodeur. But according to the Boston Globe, Maddie practiced with the team for about fifteen minutes.
And according to ESPN, she was stopping Mr. Perfect himself.
Maddie makes save of the year with right-pad stop on Bergeron.
— Joe McDonald (@ESPNJoeyMac) March 26, 2014
We know what you’re thinking… goalie controversy, right? No doubt this will just stoke the fires in the “Trade Rask!” and “Trade Malcom!” cults, but Rask is shrugging it of.
“I was pretty impressed,” Rask said. “That was her first time wearing that, and she was skating around stopping pucks, so I was pretty impressed with her.”
Has Maddie surpassed Tuukka Rask on the Bruins depth chart?
We’ve heard this all before when Rask and Thomas were battling it out for the coverted 1A slot. If she impressed Rask that much, she’s probably already ahead of Chad Johnson on the depth chart. We asked Chad what he thought.
“Hi, I’m Chad Johnson,” Chad Johnson said after the practice.
As we suspected… CONTROVERSY!
No idea where Maddie will end up on the Boston Bruins goaltending depth chart, but TeamDOY fully supports her endeavor in hockey and want to know when we can buy her shersey at the ProShop.
For the full story about Maddie’s day with Tuukka and the Bruins, give the Boston.com story a read. It’s great.