Steve Mason: Is It Time To Pull The Plug?

December 17th, 2010 by Ed Cmar Leave a reply »

At the beginning of the 2010-2011 season, I wrote an article which asked whether Steve Mason's contract extension, particularly coming off of a horrid season—known also as the sophomore jinx—was good or bad: 


Well, after another dreadful Mason performance, one in which he was blistered early and often by the upstart Edmonton Oilers, it now begs another question:

Is it time to pull the plug?

As was often the case for most of Mason's sophomore 2009-2010 season, one in which he often was out of position, didn't use his size (6'4", 215 lb.) accordingly and fell into bad habits not previously seen during his Calder Trophy-winning season, Mason is once again falling into those habits during this season.

Mason has been pulled a league-leading four times so far this season, a staggering figure considering Mason's played in only 20 games. Mason has been pulled a grand total of 12 times since the start of last season, which leads the NHL. Mason has also been p ...

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