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07-02-2013, 02:26 PM
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Well he wouldn't necessarily be the starter here. We don't know how his level of play is for the time being, for all we know Mason could be better at this point. I realize what he thinks he is worth but
I would pass and let some other team pay $4 Mill a year to find out he doesn't have it anymore.
So we can get some mediocre talent in here instead? This team is starving for superior goaltending. Why settle on average? Based on what we do know about Mason, he's not a good goalie. Based on what we do know about Thomas, he's an outstanding goalie. If you choose Mason over Thomas, you're investing the decision entirely in "unknown" factors.
I also don't think you would bring in Tim Thomas without the expectation that he is starter material.
Edit: He's also not a guy who you expect to ride for 65+ starts a year going on 40, so the org still gets games to evaluate Steve Mason (yippee).
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