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12-07-2009, 02:21 AM
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The Steve Mason nostalgia thread

In light of Mase's early season struggles, I bring to you videos of his dominance last year to remind us that he is and will be capable of turning this season around.






Let's go Mase!

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12-07-2009, 05:11 AM
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A turnaround? This I want to see.

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eeriely similar to what happened under Freddie Norrena and Pascal Leclaire year two of their respective Hitchcock years....


Last season was smoke and mirrors


I don't doubt Mason has the tools to be a good, solid NHL goaltender, but last year will go down as his best statistical NHL season...

I mean c'mon, the guys not going to sniff ten shutouts again.....

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12-07-2009, 07:21 AM
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eeriely similar to what happened under Freddie Norrena and Pascal Leclaire year two of their respective Hitchcock years....
Hitch has messed up the goalie...

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eeriely similar to what happened under Freddie Norrena and Pascal Leclaire year two of their respective Hitchcock years....


Last season was smoke and mirrors


I don't doubt Mason has the tools to be a good, solid NHL goaltender, but last year will go down as his best statistical NHL season...

I mean c'mon, the guys not going to sniff ten shutouts again.....
I don't know about this, but for all the focus on Niki's sense of entitlement, no one seems to be focusing on Saint Steve's attitude problem. But, I'm sure he really had muscle cramps the day of Hockeyfest, why do you ask?

Carey Price went through a similar thing last year, so hopefully Mase can get his head back on straight.

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I don't know about this, but for all the focus on Niki's sense of entitlement, no one seems to be focusing on Saint Steve's attitude problem. But, I'm sure he really had muscle cramps the day of Hockeyfest, why do you ask?
EgoSpasms

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Just switch in another goaltender and this team will be fine...


Then watch Hitchcock ride that goaltender into the ground and then next season we can wonder why that goaltender looks like Marc Denis....

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12-07-2009, 08:12 AM
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Come now Capn, surely you know Canadian players can't possibly have ego problems?

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The point of professional competition is to win.

Stevie Mason can take his tantrums and ego and collect splinters on his backside for all I care.


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The point of professional competition is to win.

Stevie Mason cant take his tantrums and ego and collect splinters on his backside for all I care.
Is Russia an option to find his game??

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12-07-2009, 02:51 PM
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the reason why hes struggling is because he changed masks

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What this thread needs is more emoticons.

Mason's struggles just show that Hitch only gets lucky with goalies once per year.

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the reason why hes struggling is because he changed masks
No, no, no. His girlfriend needs to kiss him and give him mono again.

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So much positive energy in this thread. Like it or not, Steve Mason is the franchise in net, and the sophomore slump shouldn't catch anybody by surprise, most rookies go through this. And did he really throw a temper tantrum? I don't think so, everybody gets pissed off once in a while and just has to throw/hit something. It's not like he whines about his team to the press or whatever. He will pull out of this; the team will pull out of this.

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So much positive energy in this thread. Like it or not, Steve Mason is the franchise in net, and the sophomore slump shouldn't catch anybody by surprise, most rookies go through this. And did he really throw a temper tantrum? I don't think so, everybody gets pissed off once in a while and just has to throw/hit something. It's not like he whines about his team to the press or whatever. He will pull out of this; the team will pull out of this.
I thought LeClaire was the franchise in net (according to DMGM)...?

I personally like to see the goalie pissed. I don't, however, want him to either lose faith in or throw the D under the bus. Not sure what the problem is right now...I wonder if he got too comfy with the idea that he IS the franchise...

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Point #2 is about Mase

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I never heard him throw any of the defenders under the bus...I mean I'd lose respect for Mason if he didn't acknowledge that the defense hasn't been great in-front of him this year. I'd also say Mason has deserved to be considered the franchise goalie a lot more than Leclaire did.

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I never heard him throw any of the defenders under the bus...I mean I'd lose respect for Mason if he didn't acknowledge that the defense hasn't been great in-front of him this year. I'd also say Mason has deserved to be considered the franchise goalie a lot more than Leclaire did.
The best I can find is this:

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We haven’t played well the entire season,” he said. “There were poor choices, turnovers, not winning board battles – stuff we’ve been talking about all year. The Red Wings really highlighted that for us tonight.
That was after the Detroit debacle...he also called out the fans...

Per Puck-Raker archives.

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12-08-2009, 12:53 AM
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Hey guys,

Habs fan coming in peace. I can relate to the pain you guys are having concerning Mason. Carey Price experienced a similar drop in performance last year. Remember, those guys are are still very young. Mason definitely has the skill to turn it around. I remember last year, everyone was saying price was washed up and how Mason was better than Price. This year it seems to be the other way around. It just shows you how much situations in hockey can turn around.

Don't get discouraged. Mason has to be given competition from Garon by the coaching staff. Thats what the habs did with Price and it has worked out great for us so far.

Good luck!

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Hey guys,

Habs fan coming in peace. I can relate to the pain you guys are having concerning Mason. Carey Price experienced a similar drop in performance last year. Remember, those guys are are still very young. Mason definitely has the skill to turn it around. I remember last year, everyone was saying price was washed up and how Mason was better than Price. This year it seems to be the other way around. It just shows you how much situations in hockey can turn around.

Don't get discouraged. Mason has to be given competition from Garon by the coaching staff. Thats what the habs did with Price and it has worked out great for us so far.

Good luck!
Welcome...

I agree it was good to bring in a vetern like Garon to spell Mason, but Hitchcock has a tendency to ride goaltenders and thats no different.. fans and media have called on the coach to give Garon more games, but he's rebuffed all of them so far...

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12-08-2009, 02:26 PM
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Steve has not good season. But the true is our defense does not help him.
I believe that in thenext season Steve will be Steve from his first season. And maybe already in this season.

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Steve has not good season. But the true is our defense does not help him.
I believe that in thenext season Steve will be Steve from his first season. And maybe already in this season.
Well if he isn't in this season, we're ****ed

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The turn around starts tomorrow. I can feel it.

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