Jackets sign G Curtis McElhinney one year, two way
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07-02-2012, 11:13 AM
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This is the whole point of the discussion...
It's all the rage for politicians these days to run on the "I'm not the other guy" platform without giving any information about themselves. This argument seems the eerily similar. If all you're saying is it should be "Someone other than Mason" you really aren't providing any solutions to the problem.
Because McElhinney is was brought in, and he's not Steve Mason, and you're still not happy.
I'm not. McElhinney is probably one of the few goals I want less than Mason.
But you're ignoring the first part of this problem which is everything that happened before yesterday.
No Sanford, no Vokun, no Gustavson, no Clemmenson, etc. Some of these have been explained -- they didn't want Vokun for some reason, they wanted Gustavson but clearly missed on him.
My point is there WERE several whos who could've replaced Mason.
There are fewer whos now.
But if you need names, I'll gladly take Dex back for one.
Loungo and Bernier both could be had in trade. Though neither are likely to wind up in Columbus (my interest varies on cost), a move of either could shake another goaltender loose elsewhere.
Maybe a Nash trade will return a goalie (something I've been hoping it wouldn't come to).
As I said earlier, I concede there is still time to address what I (and clearly others) see as a problem with Steve Mason, but at this point in time, it isn't looking good... and much of that is by Howson's own doing.
To be perfectly clear, I understand the reality that Mason may be the #2 goaltender on this team in the fall. Understanding that, however, doesn't mean I have to like it and it sure as hell doesn't mean I have to throw my hands up and say "oh well, what could ever have been done!"
I think we both see the situation exactly the same other than the fact that I'm unhappy with it and you're willing to just shrug and regard it as just some bad luck for ol' Howson and the CBJ.
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