Thread: McKenzie: Steve Mason on the block??
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02-03-2011, 04:45 PM
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I see a lot of people labeling Mason as being cocky, and maybe he is, but to me, it seems whenever somebody claims a young guy who had early success and then took a step back they get the label. To me, it is more likely that he was the product of a system, and the system was exposed, an explanation I think stands up well considering how Pascal Leclaire fared upon being traded to Ottawa.

I think perhaps the expectations on Mason were too high after his rookie year and he likely needs a change of scenery. If he were dealt somewhere like New Jersey where he could work shoulder to shoulder with a veteran who has seen it all, and traditionally has a very goalie-friendly system, I would not be shocked to see his performance improve drastically.

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