I wouldn't be surprised if Emery was the choice for this game even prior to the dehydration/cramping of Mason. Emery played at Calgary in December and if you go by career numbers, has a strong past 7-2-0-1 record and a GAA under 1.50.
attention NHL GMs this is Andrej Meszaros. Appearantly He is being showcased for a trade because not enough GMs have seen him enough to know that he ****ing sucks.
if you want him please send a roll of tape, a used game puck and a broken stick to the Flyers and you got yourself a defenseman.
I honestly blame Homer more than I do Berube for this Gus/Mez situation all year. The best to do a solid for Mez would have been shipping him out by now & not rotating with another player all year.
I blame Berube more (not that Homer isn't responsible for the personnel), he should be trying to win and it's pretty clear that Gus gives the team the better chance to win other than that ~4 game streak when Mez was scoring. All these other reasons like showcasing and Olympics should all be extraneous to coaching the team and winning games.