Quotable: Claude continues to try to tamp the flames of goalie controversy

Julien/By S. Bradley

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Now that Tim Thomas has turned his first two starts in goal into an argument for him being back in Vezina Trophy-worthy form, Bruins head coach Claude Julien seemingly has a difficult decision to make about his starter on every game day.

Today after practice at Ristuccia Arena, Julien tried to make it clear that the Thomas-Tuukka Rask competition isn’t a controversy but a blessing for the Bruins.

“It seems to be a problem, or continues to be a problem, for everybody but us,” said the coach. “As I mentioned before, it’s an asset. What a great situation to be in. You’ve got two great goaltenders. With three games this week, there’s a real good possibility you’ll see both of them. That’s basically where I’ll leave it at.”

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