Flyers goalie Steve Mason suffered a broken pinky that will keep him out for two weeks but won't disrupt his preparation for the 2014-15 season.(Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photograpy)
If you wear the Orange and Black and play between the pipes, you tend to face a lot of pressure. After all, the Flyers last truly great goaltender for several seasons is now the general manager.
This is the position Steve Mason finds himself in this season. His first full season with the Flyers was incredibly success.
Mason won 33 games in 2013-14, posting a 2.50 GAA and a .917 save percentage. In the playoffs, he missed the first three games, which could have been the difference in the Flyers early exit.
Entering a second season always brings questions about continued success. Mason was good last season. But earlier during the offseason, former Flyer turned analyst Jeremy Roenick said Mason wasn’t the elite goalie that could win the Flyers a Stanley Cup.
So already, Mason has doubters. Those doubts...