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07-02-2013, 01:37 PM
Join Date: Jun 2012
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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.
Based on what we know about 39 year old goaltenders who just took a year off from playing we know....
That's why people don't want Thomas. What's so hard to understand? I'd say that's a legit gripe over this idea. Thomas being almost 40 and coming off of not playing for a year is arguably a bigger "unknown factor" than Steve Mason.
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