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Kritty 09-03-2013 08:40 PM

What to expect from Steve Mason?
 
I'm not a Flyers fan but noticed Mason played some real good hockey when he got dealt. Any chance he returns to his Calder form? Or was that just a hot streak after a trade?

MP92 09-03-2013 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Kritty (Post 70766959)
I'm not a Flyers fan but noticed Mason played some real good hockey when he got dealt. Any chance he returns to his Calder form? Or was that just a hot streak after a trade?

Well all we can do as Flyers fans is hope those 7 games were just the beginning of a turnaround in his career. Most of us are smart enough to realize he had pretty much zero pressure coming here seeing as how we weren't in playoff contention. The team was strictly playing for pride at that point so we'll see how he does when the games truly matter. One thing he has going for him that we haven't had in a goalie in quite a while is great puck handling skills. That will be one component that will help the transition game that this team severely lacked. He also looked pretty agile and made some flashy saves. It seems he has the physical ability (as long as he doesn't get lazy again and stays in shape). It's the mental side of the game that we need to be worried about and are. Hopefully getting out of that losing, hell hole environment helps his mindset and he can enjoy playing the game again and play at a high level. Fingers crossed

sobrien 09-03-2013 09:50 PM

The Flyers will do their best to hang him out to dry with poor pinches and bad skating, among other things. As long as he stays cool and confident, he should be ok. On the flip side, his ability to handle the puck should significantly help the defense from the forecheck, and his athleticism is an improvement from Bryz. If he hits a rough patch, we have a proven winner, veteran, and friend of Mason's in Emery to take over for a stretch while he regains confidence. I think he'll do well. I'm optimistic on the subject.

Flyerfan4life 09-04-2013 12:57 PM

im going to go on record right now and say Mason DOESNT have a mental problem this season..

im dead certain he's learned from his past expereince and saw what happened to Bryz when he got "lost in the woods"..

ill say hes fully ready for the load, and whats expected of him.

Broad Street Elite 09-04-2013 01:07 PM

I fall into the cautiously optimistic camp.

It's beyond a question that Mason has talent. He has demonstrated it at various times throughout the span of his career and across all levels. I think it's entirely fair to question his mental make-up and consistency.

All that said, wouldn't it be amazing if the Blue Jackets and Flyers solved each others goaltending for the next decade in consecutive years? A boy can dream.

FreshPerspective 09-04-2013 02:32 PM

I'm not expecting lights out from him but at the min an above 90% SV%...... .also no media circus surrounding him hopefully but not holding my breath.

Beef Invictus 09-04-2013 02:35 PM

I'm not optimistic, I'm neutral bordering on pessimistic. Either way he can't be worse than Bryzaster.

Flyerfan4life 09-04-2013 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Beef Invictus (Post 70786893)
I'm not optimistic, I'm neutral bordering on pessimistic. Either way he can't be worse than Bryzaster.

beef needs to go back to the meatball, that will cheer him up for the season ahead.

flyersfan28 09-04-2013 09:27 PM

mason is underrated is one of the best goalie to move the puck that really help the defence
i think he is top10 maybe top5 goalie

Zod 09-04-2013 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by flyersfan28 (Post 70798827)
i think he is top10 maybe top5 goalie

W-what.

I'm pretty curious as to how your top 30 list is laid out.

Mike Smitley 09-04-2013 09:46 PM

I hope his change of scenery helps out. He lacked confidence in Columbus and it really showed on the ice. I've certainly had my fair share of frustration with the guy.

funghoul 09-04-2013 09:59 PM

stanley cup, vezina, conn smythe and a hart. thank you bye bye.

flyersfan28 09-04-2013 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Zod (Post 70799245)
W-what.

I'm pretty curious as to how your top 30 list is laid out.

my top 5
1quick
2lundqvist
3crawford
4 rask
5 holtby

Roo Mad Bro 09-04-2013 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by flyersfan28 (Post 70800107)
my top 5
1quick
2lundqvist
3crawford
4 rask
5 holtby

http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/U+W...02_4051759.jpg

Are you serious?

LegionOfDoom91 09-04-2013 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by flyersfan28 (Post 70800107)
my top 5
1quick
2lundqvist
3crawford
4 rask
5 holtby

I would only agree with Lundqvist, Quick, & Rask being top 5 worthy personally.

My top 10:
1. Lundqvist
2. Quick
3. Rask
4. Rinne
5. Anderson
6. Price
7. Howard
8. Niemi
9. Bobrovsky
10. Schneider

flyersfan28 09-04-2013 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Roo Mad Bro (Post 70800375)

Are you serious?

your top 5 goalie?

Flyerss 09-04-2013 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Roo Mad Bro (Post 70800375)

Are you serious?

maybe he is new to the nhl

kelmitchell 09-05-2013 01:04 AM

Idk I'm on the fence with him he's very very inconsistent where is Robert esche somebody tell him to suite up lol

jd2210 09-05-2013 08:24 AM

Between Mason and Emery I think one will have a great season. I just don't know which one.

zarley zelepukin 09-05-2013 07:32 PM

I remain skeptical of Mason and think Emery will wind up getting the bulk of the starts this year.

OriginJM 09-05-2013 08:33 PM

sucks that the default story in philly media is about goaltending

nothing special happen in tonights game? what about that one goal x let up? what a disaster!

flyersfan28 09-05-2013 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Flyerss (Post 70802219)
maybe he is new to the nhl

lol i am hockey fan for long time

flyersfan28 09-05-2013 09:23 PM

how manny game you think mason play this years?

funghoul 09-05-2013 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by flyersfan28 (Post 70832597)
how manny game you think mason play this years?

I think he'll be our backup. Emery is too good a goalie when healthy to not play majority of games. hopefully mason was for real last year and if he is as comfortable here as he looked he'll be one of the best backups in the NHL but Emery's the starter in my mind so 30 games for mason.

LegionOfDoom91 09-05-2013 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by flyersfan28 (Post 70832597)
how manny game you think mason play this years?

I honestly couldn't even give you an answer because I have zero faith in neither of them, both are total wildcards.

I'm not so sure Emery could hold up physically with the bulk of the starts. I'm also not sure if Mason can put it all together mentally to emerge as the bonafide starter.


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