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03-26-2008, 10:32 PM
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If Mason is the answer, the question is not 'who can be your starting goaltender if you want consistent play'.

We simply have to find a way to deal him, or relegate him to the role of backup. Yes, it is tough mentally to take that step back. But the guy is supposed to be a professional athlete. This year's performance proves he cannot be a #1 goalie in the NHL. The gamble on a contract for him was a mistake. Poile should acknowledge this. If you look at the NP roster, we are going to be on the floor of the salary range this year. Even if we sign our RFAs we will be near the bottom anyway. Pro sports teams end up eating a bad contract occasionally (see Jones, Pacman), I suspect this may happen with Mason. Nashville has juts been very careful and lucky they hav not had this happen to them very much yet.

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