STEVE MASON NEWS

No Goalie Issues In Philadelphia With Steve Mason In Net

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer, The Flyers have questions about their Kimmo Timonen-less defense; questions about Claude Giroux's health and who will replace left winger Scott Hartnell; questions about whether young players such as Sean Couturier, Luke Schenn, and Michael Del Zotto can take their games to another level. But for the first time in a while...
Via Kukla's Korner
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Rook announced as new goaltending consultant

The Nashville Predators have announced that David Rook has been hired as the team’s goaltending consultant, focusing on goalies assigned to the Milwaukee Admirals and Cincinnati Cyclones. Rook will seemingly be replacing Ben Vanderklok, the recently promoted goaltending coach for the Predators, in terms of goaltending development in Nashville’s system. In his latest stint...
Via The Predatorial
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers' Hextall optimistic going into camp

Handcuffed by salary-cap woes he inherited, new Flyers general manager Ron Hextall was unable to upgrade the team in the offseason. Hextall isn't worried. The former standout goaltender believes he has a solid nucleus that features center Claude Giroux, right winger Wayne Simmonds, and goalie Steve Mason. He thinks a year of maturity will help the younger players make major...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Afternoon Line

With Steve Mason struggling in net and Ray Emery injured again, Flyers GM Ron Hextall says “to hell with it”, signs himself to six-year, $18-million deal as Philadelphia’s newest goaltending savior. (I know, I know, this article is supposed to be about far-fetched predictions. But I had to throw this near-fetched one in there for a change of pace.) -Adam Proteau of The Hockey...
Via Kukla's Korner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Injury Update: Steve Mason returns to the ice after being out for broken finger

In a mid-August update by James O'Brien of NBC Sports,  Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason has returned to the ice after recovering from a broken finger during the offseason. The injury occurred while playing ball hockey in late July, and it had been predicted that Mason would not miss any of the upcoming training camp.#181948883 / gettyimages.comMason, 26, made his...
Via Sports Injury Alert
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Flyers goalie Mason returns to ice after breaking finger

Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason returned to on-ice training for the first time since breaking a finger on July 27, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Mason fractured his finger during a game of ball hockey in his hometown of Oakville, Ontario. At the time, Flyers General Manager Ron Hextall said he would miss two weeks of training. The Flyers are scheduled to open training...
Via Fox Sports
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Mason is back practicing after breaking his finger

Steve Mason broke his finger while playing ball hockey earlier this summer. At the time, it seemed like the Flyers were going to have to endure yet another costly injury at the start of a new season. Thankfully for the Flyers, Mason’s injury wasn’t as severe as some feared and he has already returned to the ice. #Flyers goaltender Steve Mason returned to the ice today for the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Mason is back practicing after breaking his finger

Steve Mason broke his finger while playing ball hockey earlier this summer. At the time, it seemed like the Flyers were going to have to endure yet another costly injury at the start of a new season. Thankfully for the Flyers, Mason’s injury wasn’t as severe as some feared and he has already returned to the ice. #Flyers goaltender Steve Mason returned to the ice today for the...
Via Bloguin Best
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Injury Update: Steve Mason breaks finger, will be ready for training camp

According to James O'Brien of NBC Sports, Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason has sustained a broken finger at the end of July. Mason's injury is considered minor, and will not interfere with training camp. He will not miss much time training on the ice, and will continue his training off the ice during his recovery, says Flyers general manager.#180965977 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers give Michael Del Zotto another chance

Michael Del Zotto is getting another chance. The 24-year-old defenseman once had a world of promise playing for the New York Rangers and looked as though he was finally delivering on it with a breakout 2011-12 season where he posted 10 goals and 31 assists. Two years of struggle later and he found himself shipped off to Nashville for fellow defenseman Kevin Klein. Things didn’t...
Via Sports-Glory
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Lucky for Flyers, goalie Mason still has a lot to prove

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...
Via Flyerdelphia
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers' Steve Mason breaks finger, out two weeks

In his offseason training regimen, Flyers goalie Steve Mason figured he'd sneak in a little ball hockey in his hometown of Oakville, Ontario, last Sunday. Unfortunately for the 26-year-old starter, he ended up breaking his right pinky finger. On the other hand, it will only cost him two weeks of on-ice training, general manager Ron Hextall said. Mason's off-ice training...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Mason Recently Broke A Pinky Finger

via the Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall gave the following injury update on goaltender Steve Mason "Steve Mason broke his right pinky finger playing hockey in Oakville, Ontario on Sunday, July 27. Mason will miss approximately two (2) weeks of on-ice training but will continue with his off-ice training."
Via Kukla's Korner
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Roenick: Flyers can’t win with Steve Mason

Steve Mason won a lot of Philadelphia Flyers fans over with his performance in the playoffs this past season. Evidently, Jeremy Roenick isn’t one of them. Roenick commented on Philadelphia’s netminding and he was rather blunt (go figure) about his opinion of Mason. Via CSN Philadelphia: “I like Steve Mason, but I don’t think Steve Mason is the answer to winning a Stanley...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Roenick: Flyers can’t win with Steve Mason

Steve Mason won a lot of Philadelphia Flyers fans over with his performance in the playoffs this past season. Evidently, Jeremy Roenick isn’t one of them. Roenick commented on Philadelphia’s netminding and he was rather blunt (go figure) about his opinion of Mason. Via CSN Philadelphia: “I like Steve Mason, but I don’t think Steve Mason is the answer to winning a Stanley...
Via Bloguin Best
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeremy Roenick On The Flyers Goaltending And Defense

from Mary Clarke of CSNPhilly, If they're going to win the Cup, Roenick believes they'll have to do it with a different goaltender. "I like Steve Mason," Roenick said on Philly Sports Talk, "but I don’t think Steve Mason is the answer to winning a Stanley Cup." Mason posted a 33-18-7 record, .917 save percentage and 2.50 goals-against average...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets and Rush Shots

Before I get into rush shots of individual players I am going to look at some teams. I am starting with the Columbus Blue Jackets which was suggested for me to look at by Jeff Townsend who was interested to see impact the decline of Steve Mason and then the transition to Bobrovsky had. Before we get [...] The post Columbus Blue Jackets and Rush Shots appeared first on HockeyAnalysis.com.
Via HockeyAnalysis.com
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Outlook For The 2014-15 Philadelphia Flyers

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer, They will have to huff and puff to make the playoffs, buying some time for their promising defensemen to gain some minor-league seasoning before likely being ready in two years - or perhaps in the second half of 2014-15. The good news, from the Flyers' perspective, is that coach Craig Berube, who did a commendable job after...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Claude Giroux arrested for grabbing police officer’s buttocks

Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux spent the night in an Ottawa Police jail, according to the Ottawa Sun. From the Sun: Although few details were immediately available, a source said Giroux was arrested for repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of a male police officer. Alcohol is believed to have been involved. A witness and sources say the incident occurred outside The Great...
Via Sports-Glory
July 02, 2014  |  1 Comment

Flyers Five: Free agency deals of the Salary Cap era

  #143083386 / gettyimages.com Happy Free Agency Day, and to Flyerdelphia's loyal Canadian readers, Happy Canada Day! Flyers Five returns, after a too-long absence. This week looks at the best Flyer moves in free agency, following the 2004-05 lockout and the subsequent era of the salary cap. Honorable Mentions: Ryan Kesler (2006) and Shea Weber (2012): The Flyers made...
Via Flyerdelphia
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets trade R.J. Umberger to Flyers for Scott Hartnell

The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired left wing Scott Hartnell from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for traded forward R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft on Monday. Umberger had 18 goals and 34 points in 74 games for the Blue Jackets in 2013-14. Hartnell, 32, has registered 250 goals and 287 assists for 537 points with 1,452 penalty minutes in 953 career...
Via Sports-Glory
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Flyers Don’t Need Ryan Kesler

from Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly, Just what the Flyers need: another $5 million center whose best years are behind him and who turns 30 in August. This figures to be a very challenging summer for newly-installed general manager Ron Hextall, who has about $6.5 million in salary cap space and is desperately seeking to fill one, if not two, spots on defense, while having to re...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

What to do with Vinny Lecavalier?

Questions abound as the Flyers head into the offseason, but not with goalie Steve Mason. Mason was superb and outplayed Henrik Lundqvist in the four games the two of them were in net together, but the Flyers ultimately fell to the Rangers in seven games. The biggest riddle for the Flyers to solve is what to do about Vinny Lecavalier. Coach Craig Berube tried Lecavalier at left...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers' Steve Mason suffered concussion

The Philadelphia Flyers played a seven game playoff run before losing to the Rangers, but they played a few games without main goalie Steve Mason.Mason was injured at the end of the regular season, during a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins after getting knocked over and hitting the back of his head on the ice. He left the game with an upper-body injury and appeared to be...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Steve Mason’s Career Back On Track?

Steve Mason was the NHL's rookie of the year in 2009.  His career looked like it was on its way to stardom.  In his next almost four years in Columbus he was unable to replicate those numbers.  He almost played himself out of the NHL.  In 2013 he was traded to Philadelphia for a 3rd round draft pick and Michael Leighton, who was almost immediately allowed to walk away to...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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