Found January 31, 2014 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Ray Emery
TEAMS: Philadelphia Flyers
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On January 18th Steve Mason signed a contract extension with the Philadelphia Flyers that will net him $12.3 million over the next three seasons. It’s pretty good money, and Mason has earned it. He came into this season with high expectations. He came into the Flyers organization looking like a solid backup to Ilya Bryzgalov. But his stellar play at the end of last season gave the Flyers to buy out Bryzgalov and go all in on a combo of Mason and Ray Emery in goal. 55 games later and Mason has emerged as a definitive and capable starter for the Flyers. So $12.3 million might seem like pretty fair compensation for Mason, right? The contract puts him among the top 20 best paid goalies in the NHL, a position his stats reflect.1 But, remember. Mason won’t be playing hockey anywhere; he’ll be playing in Philadelphia. That’s right, Philly. An organization that goes through goalies like Kleenex. This is the place that literally just took Ilya Bryzgalov from toast of the town to “Here’s $51 ...
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