from Damien Cox of The Spin,
First you had a 29-year-old netminder who was an eighth round draft pick seven years ago, and after winning his first playoff series last spring, he’s been awarded a massive seven-year, $49 million contract.
That’s Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators, who went out an pitched a 35-save shutout Thursday night against Phoenix as if to proof his bosses made the right decision.
Then you have a 23-year-old goalie carrying a $2.9 million salary on the basis of the fact that three seasons ago he was viewed as arguably the best young goalie in the game. Since then, however, he goals-against average hasn’t been south of 3.00 and on Thursday night he was pulled after an embarrassingly weak performance.
That’s Oakville-born Steve Mason, the one-time sure thing of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Finally, you had a 25-year-old native of Spruce Grove, Alta., horse jumping territory, who played four full seasons at Cornell and, after being undrafted into the NHL, rec...