Good read, really put the hammer down on Nash to be better, Voracek and Brassard to get better to be the support for Nash..... slams on Mason to be back to his rookie season performance..... and questions Filatov and his struggle with adversity from last season. Overall, pretty much nailed it, imo.
All he knows of the 6-foot, 185-pound left wing is what he saw coaching against him when Filatov was with AHL Syracuse.
"He's a dynamic player, a real high skill set," Arniel told The Sporting News. "The big thing with him is sitting him down and having a real good talk with him. … He's got some bridges to rebuild here with his teammates. He didn't go out on the best note. Our core group has to allow him back into the group. We're going to have a conversation. But he's a guy who can be a game-breaker."
Nikki's got bridges to rebuild eh?
With the defensive system Arniel plans on installing, Mason should have a bit of an easier time regaining the confidence in his game.
Karl Goehring, who played goal for Arniel last season in Manitoba, told the Blue Jackets' website, "There is accountability in the defensive zone. If the system is played correctly, most of the shots come from the outside, where you can see them. That alone makes the goalie's job much easier."
lol, where have we heard this before?
There is just so much entertainment in one article.... Oh the comedy.