Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/23/10 at 11:03 AM ET
from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,
The Dispatch asked two former NHL goaltenders, Daryl Reaugh and Ron Tugnutt, for their views on Mason’s season, the changes he needs to make and what his future might hold.
Reaugh, who played from 1984 to ‘91 with Hartford and Edmonton, does color commentary for the Dallas Stars. Tugnutt was active from 1987 to 2004 for a variety of clubs, including the Blue Jackets in their early years. He coaches goaltenders for a junior team in Oshawa, Ontario.
• What he sees: “Last season, he would get to his spot, stand there and defy guys to beat him. Now, rather than going to the spot he believes in and challenging the shooter, he’s going to that spot and he’s leaving that spot for no apparent reason. And when you chase the puck, you beat yourself. It’s a function of not trusting the defensive play in front of you. You’re worried about the shooter, but also the other guy whose lane might not be covered by your d-man.”
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