Mason will go somewhere else, get his stuff together, play lights out, and win a cup. All this well before the CBJ makes a play-off run.
With the history of this team, that is exactly what will happen.
Meh, I'm not concerned. Similar things were said about Zherdev and Filatov. Nothing came of it. I'm sure people were worried about Jake, he's pretty much on par with what he did here. There were some that worried that LeClaire would get it going. Didn't happen. Klesla is still Klesla. Hejda isn't worth the money.
Outside of Ray Whitney, I can't think of many that made me regret moving them.
I hope Steve Mason has a "Tim Thomas" story. He is goaltending for a team that sucks, and often goal tenders are the ones blamed for everything because they are the last line of defence.
Tim Thomas is not the Bruins' goalie that comes to mind when I'm thinking of Steve Mason.
"Every game, every point is a necessity." -- Ty Conklin, January 2007
"I'll have a chance to compete for the post of first issue. This is the most important thing." -- Sergei Bobrovsky, June 2012
Howson was on the NHL network show at 5:30 yesterday and EJ Hradek asked him about Mason and Howson says something along the lines of "We still believe Mason can become a great goalie for us" and I think EJ had to stifle a laugh after that