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07-23-2012, 12:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Tonellisghost View Post
Mason is a classic case of mental challenges standing in the way of exceptional talent to me. He still has all of the skill to be one of the best goalies in the game but something has his head in knots and that is what is keeping him down.
I think that's an unfair characterization of him. Any goaltender's confidence is going to get shot being brought up in a mismanaged organization, while playing behind a sketchy defense for years.

I agree with you that he shouldn't have been in the NHL so early. Even though he had success, it was too much, too soon. Columbus has a habit of rushing their prospects.

I mean, the guy has had success pretty much everywhere he's played. It would be interesting to see him play for a good defensive team again.

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