NHL Trade Speculation: Steve Mason’s Five Possible New Homes

February 3rd, 2011 by James Crider Leave a reply »
The bittersweet honeymoon between the Columbus Blue Jackets and goaltender Steve Mason may be coming to an end.

While the Blue Jackets are not openly shopping him, several teams are inquiring about his availability, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.

Since earning 33 wins and an eye popping 10 shutouts that sparked the Columbus Blue Jackets to their first ever playoff birth during his rookie season in 2008-2009, Mason has compiled a lackluster 35-39-11 record since.

Having surrendered 28 goals in his last eight starts, and in a year that has been disappointing all together, the Jackets may have incentive to move him if his return can help them in other places; namely, a puck moving defenseman or a top six center.

Despite an ugly 3.30 goals against average, there's likely to be a number of suitors for the 22 year old junior.

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