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06-23-2014, 12:00 PM
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Apples and oranges. Theodore is a 30-something guy that just put up three out of four seasons of .910 or better save percentage. Mason is a 20 something that did that his rookie year, a shortened year, and his most recent year...with everything in between being .901 or below. Moreover, they also had Markstrom, a guy that at the time was still supposed to be a top-flight goalie prospect, and Scott Clemmenson, who was putting up decent numbers as well. It wasn't a guy having his first good year since his rookie season, and another guy that is 3-4 years away and still uncertain what he is.
It is warranted to point out Mason's inconsistency, and it is also warranted to suggest drafting a goalie at some point during this draft.
The apples and oranges is the tone of the article and that is the point. You can point out Mason's previous inconsistency and omit his stellar season or you could praise it. If the Flyers had Theodore as a goalie in 2012 the article would have joked about Flyers never being able to find a permanent solution in goal and could have easily questioned Marstrom as they did Stolarz (given all goalies are a question mark). They didn't by choice. The same choice guys like Cullen on TSN choose when writing the same old narrative.
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