SIU LAW wrote:
Why are you arguing with him? He comes here from the asylum and everyone argues with him, its pointless.
I respect your wisdom.
My apologies for my dissenting opinion.
Mason is the greatest goalie ever to play for the Blues and the fact that in the only other season he was the incumbent starter he was demoted and shipped out of town has nothing to do with anything.
Hmmm...I could be wrong, but I don't think the people you are debating with care who is in net. We just want to win hockey games. I could care less who is in goal (Mason, Conklin, Bishop, etc.), as long as he is playing well and we are winning games. Period.
And when a discussion about why the Blues are struggling a bit in the early go this season, inexplicably turns to "poor goaltending", when some of us don't think goaltending is a problem, and certainly not the reason we lost 5-1 in Pittsburgh, and in the same breath get accused of basically being Mason apologists...well...it's insulting to our intelligence as hockey fans.
To ramble on for page after page about goaltending when it isn't the problem, is a pain in the ass.
This time could be better spent discussing...
- Why we got outshot 20-3 in the 1st period last night. Was that Mason's fault? No.
- Getting outshot 15-8 in the 2nd period...was that Mason's fault? No.
- Letting Evgeni Malkin get 12 shots on net in Tuesday's game...was that Mason's fault? No.
If you have a bad leak in your basement foundation, you don't fix the problem by drying up the water on the floor...you fix the problem by fixing the hole in the wall so the water never comes in. In other words, control the puck and you won't get outshot by 20 and dominated on the scoreboard. If the Blues were playing even with these teams but losing on bad goals in an otherwise even game, then you can look at goaltending as a problem. But you can't blame goaltending when you get outshot 43-23. Sorry...but that's just stupid.
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