Found January 15, 2013 on
from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,
A pair of 24-year-olds, Steve Mason and Sergei Bobrovsky, will share that duty until one of them wins the net. Coach Todd Richards has been clear about riding whoever is winning. Both goalies have had hot spells during their short careers. Both have gone cold.
Mason appeared to be a godsend — he won 33 games, had 10 shutouts and carried the Jackets to the playoffs in his rookie season of 2008-09 — but he has not been the same since. Statistically, his worst season was his last.
Bobrovsky’s story is similar to, if shorter than, Mason’s. Bobrovsky had a sterling rookie season for the Philadelphia Flyers in 2010-11 until he was benched in the playoffs. He came back with a record of 14-10-2 with a save percentage of .899 and a 3.02 goals-against average last season. (Those numbers were startlingly similar to Mason’s. And, by the way, the two are a combined 0-6 in the playoffs.)
With no expectations for the goaltenders, the po...
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Not so long ago Steve Mason and Sergei Bobrovsky were considered two of the brightest young goaltending stars in the NHL.
Now the 24-year-olds are vying for playing time - and maybe a jump start to their careers - with the rebuilding Columbus Blue Jackets.
Mason won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year in 2008-09, the only season the Blue Jackets have made the playoffs...
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By Tim Lucarelli (@tlucarelli)
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