What to expect from Steve Mason?
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11-21-2013, 10:19 AM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Don't quote me on this (as I cba doing the legwork to be 100%, goalie stats are a pain in the arse when you have to compile individual games, not hard, just time consuming!) but at a glance, since the start of april 2013 Rask is the only guy who has played more than 20 games in that span with obviously better numbers than Mason. (.936)
Rask is at .946 in that span I believe (.946 last april, .946 now... and probably around 1.72-1.74 GAA during that span off a quick guess from combined numbers.)
Bernier, (~.934) Reimer, (~.935) Harding (~.933) and Elliot (~.939) seem to be the only other guys in the .930 range during that span... and 2 of them have not played 20, and 1 played only 1 last year.
I may have missed someone as I only went through the obvious goalies and did quick mental maths on 2012-13 to see if they were possibly in that range. But even so, I highly doubt it is possible I left anyone out with significant games played and over .930 during that time... unless someone had a crazy .960 SV% in april 2013.
So over the last 30-35 NHL games (around avg played reg season since april 2013) and 3 months of play Mason has been a top 3 goalie in the league, with an argument being made he could be 2nd best in that span.
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