Originally posted on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 4/3/13
Photo Courtesy: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports The Philadelphia Flyers have made a trade at the deadline. The Flyers sent G Michael Leighton and a third-round draft pick to the Columbus Blue Jackets in return for G Steve Mason. The Blue Jackets originally acquired former-Flyers backup Sergei Bobrovsky this off-season. Steve Mason was thought to be the next great goalie in the NHL, especially after his tremendous rookie season where he went 33-20-7 with a 2.29 GAA for the Blue Jackets. Columbus made the playoffs that season. But ever since 2008-2009, Mason has struggled mightily. In the past three seasons, Mason has seen his GAA rise to over 3.00 in each. This season, Mason has 3-6-1 record in 13 games played. Mason also has a .899 save percentage and a 2.95 GAA. The Flyers brought in a backup goalie who definitely needed a fresh start. Mason has shown glimpses of greatness, but his confidence has shaken that chance. Could a fresh start be the answer? David A. Cattai is a featured journalist with Buzz On Broad & Phielder’s Choice. Follow him on Twitter (@DCattaiSports),Facebook, and Google+ for sports updates.
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