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Page16 BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 8, 2013 HOOPS and HOCKEY in the HUB by Richard Preiss He was the only player on the roster never to see ice time during the Bruins post-season run to the 2011 Stanley Cup Championship. Night after night he sat on the bench as his teammates went over the boards and onto the ice. It was his fate to be the backup to the best Bruin that spring during two of the most memor- able months in Bruins history. The player who played every moment of every game that special spring was Tim Thomas, a veteran goalie who was in the culmi- nating stages of a personal ice hockey odyssey that had seen him languish in the minor leagues for years be- fore finally joining the B's and gradually blossoming into the star of wonder that captivated the hockey world. He was the man of the hour, the days, the weeks and the months. When it was all over, Tim Thomas had etched a personal saga into Stanley Cup history and left a legacy that may very well not be equaled in Bruins history. But over on the bench "- there was the forgotten one. The one who came to prac- tice every day, got ready ev- ery day and was present at every one of those Stanley Cup games just in case he was needed. For every single one of those 25 playoff games that spring he never was. He is Tuukka Rask, a player born and raised in Finland who has been with the B's for a number of years, a player who got his start as a backup to Thomas and got thrown right into the every- day mix when Thomas went down with an injury in March of 2010. And step right in he did. He wound up the 2009-2010 regular season by playing in 45 contests and coming away with a Thomas-like goals against average of 1.97. Then came the playoffs and the Bruins laid an egg -- a big one. The B's got by Buffalo and then faced the Philadelphia Flyers, who had qualified for the playoffs on the very last day of the regular sea- son by beating the New York Rangers• Everything looked fine as the B's jumped out to a 3-0 lead in games. But the Flyers clawed their way back to even the series at 3-3. Even in Game 7 the B's burst out to what appeared to be a commanding 3-0 lead but the Flyers came back to erase that deficit and elimi- nate the Bruins. It was one of the worst collapses in Stanley Cup history. It was a team malfunction for sure. But the last line of defense always gets more scrutiny. And that last line was Tuukka Rask. Like Coach Claude Julien, Rask was back the next season for the regular sea- _ son that culminated in the Stanley Cup run. Although he didn't see action in the playoffs, he did play 29 regu- lar season contests as a backup to Thomas, earning a 2.67 GAA. Last year he played in 23 more, coming away with a 2.10 GAA. What was all that over the years? That was seasoning, according to Julien, who be- lieves it takes goaltenders the longest to develop. "I've always said that for a goaltender to be success- ful it's important that he have some maturity and that does take a little longer. That's my personal view. I've always felt the goalie takes a little longer (to develop) than forward players and defensemen." In addition, Julien thinks Rask has been in a setting that's been beneficial to him. "I think he's been for- tunate to be here. I also think we've been fortun- ate to have him here with a good goaltender like Tim Thomas. So he learned the ropes right away. He was allowed to grow at a decent rate and now he's ready for it. Having been here for a number of years, he's a goaltender ready to take over." And with Tim Thomas' departure to Colorado for what looks like retirement, Julien has put his faith in Rask. "Right now, there no doubt I have the same confi- dence (that he had with Tim Thomas). At the same time, Tuukka is going to want to prove himself through a whole year, not just a 20- game span. He's going to want to be solid from start to finish. I think that's his challenge and he's looking forward to it." And his teammates have been impressed thus far. "We call him quick like a cat because he's so quick," observed Nathan Horton. LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. Ll150-Cl, DIGITAL PASSENGER INFORMATION PROGRAM (DPIP) - TERMINAL E, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSETrS, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S- Logan Office Center, One Harbarside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 AM local time on WEDNESDAY, MAY 01,2013 immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. Sealed filed sub-bids for the same contract will be received at the same office until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013 immediately after which, in a designated room, the filed sub- bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT Office, Suite 209S - Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909 AT 10:00 AM LOCAL TIME ON THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013. The work includes THE MODIFICATION OF EXISTING STEEL STRUCTURES AS WELL AS THE INSTALLATION OF NEW STEEL MEMBERS, CHASES, FINISHES, AND SUPPORTS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF NEW DIGITAL DISPLAY BANKS. THIS WORK INCLUDES THE INSTALLATION OF NEW POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS FOR THE NEW DIGITAL DISPLAY BANKS AS WELL AS F.XlSTING TELECOMMUNICATION ROOM MODIFICATIONS. TRADES INCLUDE ELECTRICAL, COMMUNICATIONS AND MISCELLANEOUS METALS. Bid documents will be made available beginning MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013. Bid Documents in electronic format may be obtained free of charge at the Authority's Capital Programs Department Office, together with any addenda or amendments, which the Authority may issue and a printed copy of the Proposal form. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract General Bidders must submit with their bid a current Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Management and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS. The estimated contract cost is $360,000.00. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract, filed Sub-bidders must submit with their bid a current Sub-bidder Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Management and a Sub-bidder Update Statement. The filed Sub-bidder must be certified in the sub-bid category of work for which the Sub-bidder is submitting a bid proposal. Bidding procedures and award of the contract and sub-contracts shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 44A through 44H inclusive, Chapter 149 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A proposal guaranty shall be submitted with each General Bid consisting of a bid deposit for five (5) percent of the value of the bid; when sub-bids are required, each must be accompanied by a deposit equal to five (5) percent of the sub-bid amount, in the form of a bid bond, or cash, or a certified check, or a treasurer's or a cashier's check issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payable to the Massachusetts Port Authority in the name of which the Contract for the work is to be executed. The bid deposit shall he (a) in a form satisfactory to the Authority, (b) with a surety company qualified to do business in the Commonwealth and satisfactory to the Authority, and (c) conditioned upon the faithful performance by the principal of the agreements contained in the bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond and a labor and materials payment bond, each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract price. The surety shall be a surety company or securities satisfactory to the Authority. Attention is called to the minimum rate of wages to be paid on the work as determined under the provisions of Chapter 149, Massachusetts General Laws, Section 26 to 27G, inclusive, as amended. The Contractor will be required to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedules listed in Division II, Special Provisions of the Specifications, which wage rates have been predetermined by the U. S. Secretary of Labor and/or the Commissioner of Labor and Industries of Massachusetts, whichever is greater. The successful Bidder will be required to purchase and maintain Bodily Injury Liability Insurance and Property Damage Liability Insurance for a combined single limit of $1,000,000.00. Said policy shall be on an occurrence basis and the Authority shall be included as an Additional Insured. See the insurance sections of Division I, General Requirements and Division II, Special Provisions for complete details. Filed sub-bids will be required and taken on the following classes of work: ELECTRICAL The Authority reserves the right to reject any sub-bid of any sub-trade where permitted by Section 44E of the above-referenced General Laws. The right is also reserved to waive any informality in or to reject any or all proposals and General Bids. This contract is subject to a Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise participation provision requiring that not less than TEN PERCENT (10%) of the Contract be performed by minority and women owned business enterprise contractors. With respect to this provision, bidders are urged to familiadze themselves thoroughly with the Bidding Documents. Strict compliance with the pertinent procedures will be required for a bidder to be deemed responsive and eligible. This Contract is also subject to Affirmative Action requirements of the Massachusetts Port Authority contained in the Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action article of Division I, General Requirements and Covenants, and to the Secretary of Labor's Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Opportunity and the Standard Federal Equal Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications (Executive Order 11246). The General Contractor is required to submit a Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities pdor to award of the Contract, and to notify prospective subcontractors of the requirement for such certification where the subcontract exceeds $10,000. Complete information and authorization to view the site may be obtained from the Capital Programs Department Office at the Massachusetts Port Authority• The right is reserved to waive any informality in or reject any or all proposals. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 03/08/13 The Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, March 3, 2013 the Canadiens defeated the Bruins 4-3. (Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography "He's been doing that all year, every game. He's such a great guy. We just want to see him do well. He's been amazing for us." "He's playing great," chipped in Andrew Ference. "I don't think he's really surprising anybody. He's been solid for us for a num- ber of years. He's been just kind of waiting patiently. I know everyone want the best for him so it's really nice to see him doing what I think everybody hoped and expected he would do. He's living up to expectations, which is not easy to do, especially in that position." As for himself, now that he's playing regularly, Rask definitely notices a differ- ence. "I feel good out there. Sometimes when you don't play that much, you jump in there and it feels like the • games are really fast -- and you don't see those pucks so well. But right now things are kind of moving along and the puck seems to f'md a way to hit me." So far he's kept those pucks out of the net at a rate that's good enough for a 2.09 GAA through early March. It's Tuukka's time and how far the B's go this spring will definitely depend on him. If the first third of the abbreviated season is any indication, a long run in the playoffs awaits. LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. AP1315-C1, FY13-15 LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE TERM CONTRACT, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MA; L.G. HANSCOM FIELD, BEDFORD, MA; ALL MARITIME FACILITIES, AND WORCESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT, WORCESTER, MA, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M: local time on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 03, 2013 immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT (ABOVE ADDRESS) AT 9:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013. The work includes THE PROVISION OF LABOR (JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIANS), TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND INCIDENTAL MATERIALS FOR THE REMOVAL, RELOCATION, REPAIR, INSTALLATION, INSPECTION AND TESTING OF LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND WIRING (600V, NOMINAL, OR LESS), INCLUDING FIRE ALARM WORK, AND OTHER LOW VOLTAGE SYSTEMS WORK AT THE AUTHORITY'S PROPERTIES WHICH INCLUDE LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MA, L.G. HANSCOM FIELD, BEDFORD, MA, ALL MARITIME FACILITIES, AND WORCESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT, WORCESTER, MA ON AN AS NEEDED AND ON-CALL BASIS FOR A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS. Bid documents will be made available beginning MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013. Bid Documents in electronic format may be obtained free of charge at the Authoitty's Capital Programs Department Office, together with any addenda or amendments, which the Authority may issue and a printed copy of the Proposal form. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract General Bidders must submit with their bid a current Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Management and an Update Statement• The General Bidder must be certified in the category of ELECTRICAL. The estimated contract cost is NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($900,000). Bidding procedures and award of the contract and sub contracts shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 44A through 44J inclusive, Chapter 149 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A proposal guaranty shall be submitted with each General Bid consisting of a bid deposit for five (5) percent of the value of the bid; when sub-bids are required, each must be accompanied by a deposit equal to five (5) percent of the sub-bid amount, in the form of a bid bond, or cash, or a certified check, or a treasurer's or a cashier's check issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payable to the Massachusetts Port Authority in the name of which the Contract for the work is to be executed. The bid deposit shall be (a) in a farm satisfactory to the Authority, (b) with a surety company qualified to do business in the Commonwealth and satisfactory to the Authority, and (c) conditioned upon the faithful performance by the principal of the agreements contained in the bid. The successful Bidder will be required to fumish a performance bond and a labor and materials payment bond, each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract price. The surety shall be a surety company or securities satisfactory to the Authority. Attention is called to the minimum rate of wages to be paid on the work as determined under the provisions of Chapter 149, Massachusetts General Laws, Section 26 to 27G, inclusive, as amended. The Contractor will be required to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedules listed in Division II, Special Provisions of the Specifications, which wage rates have been predetermined by the U. S. Secretary of Labor and/or the Commissioner of Labor and Industries of Massachusetts, whichever is greater. The successful Bidder will be required to purchase and maintain Bodily Injury Liability Insurance and Property Damage Liability Insurance for a combined single limit of TEN MILLION DOLLARS ($10,000,000). Said policy shall be on an occurrence basis and the Authority shall be included as an Additional Insured. See the insurance sections of Division I, General Requirements and Division II, Special Provisions for complete details. No filed sub-bids will be required for this contract. This Contract is also subject to Affirmative Action requirements of the Massachusetts Port Authority contained in the Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action article of Division I, General Requirements and Covenants, and to the Secretary of Labor's Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Opportunity and the Standard Federal Equal Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications (Executive Order 11246). The General Contractor is required to submit a Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities prior to award of the Contract, and to notify prospective subcontractors of the requirement for such certification where the subcontract exceeds $10,000. Complete information and authorization to view the site may be obtained from the Capital Programs Department Office at the Massachusetts Port Authority. The right is reserved to waive any informality in or reject any or all proposals. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN GEe AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 03/08/13