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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 in his first full year with the Flyers. The 26-year-old once won the Calder Memorial Trophy, in 2008-09, as the league's rookie of the year with the Blue Jackets. But he regressed in his next three and a half seasons before Columbus eventually shipped him to the Flyers for Michael Leighton and a third-round pick.

"I think you need an upper echelon defenseman, I think you need an upper echelon goaltender," Roenick said. "The Flyers do not have [either].

"I think that’s something that you’re going to have to look at in terms of improving your team."

more including video of Roenick making the remarks...

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