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12-18-2008, 01:35 AM
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How can you not love players like Nash,Brassard,Voracek playing...

I'm not sure you would like it if they would play a run and gun style.

A guy on your team that I'm really keeping on eye on is Kris Russell.

I watched him at the WJ and I was amazed by him.Such a good offensive defenceman.If only he could work on the defensive side he would become a beast
Oh, I love watching those guys play...I really do. I just hate how Hitch has them playing. Yes...run and gun would be better...They dump the puck in and more than half the time don't even get it back. It becomes a waste of time.

And yeah, Kris Russell...I'm really beginning to love that kid. He's quick and is starting to really control our breakouts really well.

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12-18-2008, 01:36 AM
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Steve Mason's breakout passes, obviously.
Steve Mason's breakout passes?

Have you even watched Steve Mason?

Stop being a hater.

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Oh, I love watching those guys play...I really do. I just hate how Hitch has them playing. Yes...run and gun would be better...They dump the puck in and more than half the time don't even get it back. It becomes a waste of time.

And yeah, Kris Russell...I'm really beginning to love that kid. He's quick and is starting to really control our breakouts really well.
Best of luck in the near future

You got my boy Brassard haha

He comes from the same place as me

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12-18-2008, 01:39 AM
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the question is what will become of leclaire, after such a great year last year, has he already lost his throne as the #1 in cbj?

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12-18-2008, 01:43 AM
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the question is what will become of leclaire, after such a great year last year, has he already lost his throne as the #1 in cbj?
If he hasn't already, he is close, I think.

I believe Leclaire still has some great hockey in him and he will make a comeback after a somewhat rough start.

He's starting tomorrow against Dallas...hopefully it will be a good bounce back game for him.

If he does poorly...Steve Mason might completely take over the job.

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12-18-2008, 02:13 AM
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The kid is really beginning to be underrated, especially with Montreal's completely inept defensive play.
price is a lot of things but underrated?

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12-18-2008, 03:42 AM
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The shot totals in each of the Sharks six losses this year...

38 in a shutout loss to Anaheim's Jean-Sebastien Giguere
50 in a 4-3 loss to Florida's Tomas Vokoun
32 in a 4-2 loss to Phoenix's Ilya Bryzgalov
57 in a 4-3 OT loss to Nashville's Dan Ellis
43 in a 3-2 OT loss to Edmonton's Dwayne Roloson
48 in a 2-1 OT loss to Columbus' Steve Mason

It seems that if you're going to beat the Sharks you're required to have a stellar goaltending performance...or at least the Sharks will make you look like you did. It seems that every time the Sharks have lost this year, that is exactly what happened. Every one of those losses was a show of goaltending prowess against them. Of course they themselves had things they could work on but not all of those shots are stat-padding variety shots.

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12-18-2008, 04:16 AM
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I have stated this in a few other threads... but Steve mason will score a goal in the NHL in his career... he's a better stick handler then probably 50% of the players in the league...

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12-18-2008, 05:00 AM
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As a fantasy owner of and occasional watcher of, I have to say that Mason is going to be the real deal. He will hit bumps later this season, but I really expect great things from him in the future. He is legit, guys.

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12-18-2008, 05:30 AM
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How old is Mason?

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12-18-2008, 06:30 AM
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How old is Mason?
he is 20

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Who cares about Price?

Last time I checked...This was a Steve Mason thread.
Try reading the OP where is says Steve Mason vs Carey Price.

Probably gonna need a bigger sample size before this debate can be settled and it's probably going to be going on for a very long time. Both in their very early 20's and both look like they have the potential to be great NHL goalies.

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I don't believe they have what it takes to make the playoffs in the West
The West is a *****...I think the CBJ would already have had a playoff under them in the East. The CBJ have a pretty good track record against the Eastern Conference. This year, the CBJ are already 5-1-1 against Eastern teams.


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He looks awesome this year. I have caught a few Jackets games via Centre Ice, and I have loved his play.

As for Mason vs. Price, obviously Mason won't get the same media attention becasue of where he plays, but he should. Kid has played amazingly so far.

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So the guy has played a grand total of 15 NHL games in his career? Take a step back here and at least let him play a full season.

Let him handle a cold stint first. That's how you separate goalies players. He seems very talented, but so have many that haven't succeeded.. Does he have the endurance and the mentality?

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12-18-2008, 07:24 AM
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The West is a *****...I think the CBJ would already have had a playoff under them in the East. This year, the CBJ have a pretty good track record against the Eastern Conference. This year, the CBJ are already 5-1-1 against Eastern teams.
They have only played 4 games against Eastern Conference teams and lost 1 - to the Islanders. Last night is probably the first time they beart an upper tier team.

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12-18-2008, 07:48 AM
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They have only played 4 games against Eastern Conference teams and lost 1 - to the Islanders. Last night is probably the first time they beart an upper tier team.
The CBJ have played 7 games vs East.

Rangers Fri Oct 24th = 3-1 Loss
@ Islanders Mon Nov 3rd = 4-3 OT Loss
Montreal Fri Nov 7th = 4-3 SO Win
@ Buffalo Fri Nov 14th = 6-1 Win
@ Atlanta Sat Nov 22 = 2-0 Win
Washington Sat Nov 29 = 3-0 Win
Islanders Sat Dec 13 = 3-1 Win

Record = 5-1-1

However, I agree with your point that the East doesn't have the upper tier teams the West does, which is why we were saying the CBJ would have trouble making the playoffs in the West.

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The CBJ have played 7 games vs East.

Rangers Fri Oct 24th = 3-1 Loss
@ Islanders Mon Nov 3rd = 4-3 OT Loss
Montreal Fri Nov 7th = 4-3 SO Win
@ Buffalo Fri Nov 14th = 6-1 Win
@ Atlanta Sat Nov 22 = 2-0 Win
Washington Sat Nov 29 = 3-0 Win
Islanders Sat Dec 13 = 3-1 Win

Record = 5-1-1

However, I agree with your point that the East doesn't have the upper tier teams the West does, which is why we were saying the CBJ would have trouble making the playoffs in the West.
You shouldn't have counted the Isles and Rags losses - the Jackets had Norrena in the net.
That's 4 goals against in 4 Eastern teams games for Mason.

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12-18-2008, 08:52 AM
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He did a good job containing our offense a few games ago. However the sample size is simply too small--we could have been making this thread about Craig Anderson a week or two ago.

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Well in all honesty, and even as a Hab fan.....I have to be true to myself and say Steve Mason. I find Mason steadier. And again, going back in their respective drafts, I had already some reservation about Price while I was saying that Mason would be steal and was a player to watch.....(Just went back looking at the 2006 threads and that's indeed what I was saying...)

Again, just in order to not create an havoc or not being called a traitor..., choosing Mason over Price doesn't mean that one will be great will the other one will be an AHL'er....We're talking about 2 great goalies to be here.....


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Interesting thing about him is he's said he has had an easier time adjusting to the NHL then he did earlier in the AHL.

Managed to talk to him a couple weeks ago for a feature. Nice kid, really doesn't want to go back to Syracuse but understands the situation. He keeps playing like this, he wont have to.

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There was a whole lotta fans last year at the WJ's who thought Mason sucked and wasn't going to play in the NHL. Particulary one Edmonton fan. Anyone man enough to eat some crow?

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"How much would it take to get Steve Mason" - Generic Post on the other forum.

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This is all very funny.

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