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Steve Mason has signed extension with Flyers (Apr. 8: $1.5m, 1-year, per media)
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04-05-2013, 11:47 AM
Join Date: Mar 2013
You guys asking 'why Philly?' It's pretty easy, he was cheap to acquire, he's very talented goalie that is 24 years old - means not even close to his prime. He won Calder Trophy in Columbus and that doesn't sound bad for me. Talent and potential is still very high at him. Right now he was brought as a back-up for Bryz, not as our starter. Time will tell what's going on with him. I'm excited to see him on the ice.
I like this move a lot. I think Holmgren did great job at the trade deadline. We acquired solid players for almost free.
Holmgren has solved our needs for rest of the season very well:
young, back-up goalie with potential to be our starter (Mason)
replace for Talbot (A. Hall - he looked great vs Toronto)
good sized fighter to protect Giroux and other (Rosehill - younger version of Shelley, why not, we needed big-sized fighter again).
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