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02-18-2013, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by 101st_fan View Post
What do you call it when Rinne gives up four goals to the Yotes without the blown offsides call?
Brodeur, Roy and Hasek had some stinkers during their career too. Does that excuse every poor goaltending performance in the history of the game?

Rinne doesn't get the same level of criticism on his off days, because he has a lot more good and great days to have EARNED more of a pass.

Mason (or any other backup) doesn't have to be great, but giving up 6 goals is pretty terrible for any goalie no matter how they were scored. He definitely earned the flak he took here today, and i'd bet that Mason himself would agree completely that he stunk up the net this afternoon.

Of course I think he's closer to the goalie we saw in Minnesota than the one in Colorado. If the team can go .500 over the course of a full season or even close to it with Mason in net, I call that a success. So there's still another 4-5 starts this year before we can make the definitive call on Chris Mason's Nashville return.

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