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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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Steve Mason posted his second shutout in three games with 35 saves and Wayne Simmonds scored his 100th NHL goal, leading the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
It was the 22nd career shutout and third this season for Mason, who stopped 33 shots in a 5-0 win against Detroit last Tuesday after getting pulled by coach Craig Berube in two of...
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It may have not been exciting, but the end result was a pair of points for the Philadelphia Flyers, as they edged out a 2-0 win against the Kings today in Los Angeles. Wayne Simmonds and Claude Giroux each had a goal and two-point performances, as Steve Mason produced 35 saves for his second shutout in his last three starts. Jonathan Quick suffered...
LOS ANGELES -- Steve Mason posted his second shutout in three games with 35 saves and Wayne Simmonds scored his 100th NHL goal, leading the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
It was the 22nd career shutout and third this season for Mason, who stopped 33 shots in a 5-0 win against Detroit last Tuesday after getting pulled by coach Craig Berube...
The five Flyers above - (from left to right) Kimmo Timonen, Jake Voracek, Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell and Wayne Simmonds - combined to be minus-12 in Thursday's loss to the Ducks. (Photo by Amy Irvin/Flyers Faithful)
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Although he’s played nothing but wing for the Flyers and that’s the position they recruited him to play, Michael Raffl is making the move back to center.
That’s right, he actually began his career in the middle of the ice and when the Flyers faced off against the Anaheim Ducks Thursday, that’s where he started.
“You get to have the puck a little bit more,” the 25-year...
Wayne Simmonds scored his 100th career goal tonight, but he didn’t have to do much for it. Claude Giroux and Vinny Lecavalier did most of the work, going tic-tac-toe to set up Simmonds wide open on the doorstep.
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