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The Columbus Goaltending Situation

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers at the Columbus Dispatch,

The Blue Jackets could trade Mason, but it won’t be easy to find a taker for his $3.2 million salary next season. They could put Mason on waivers and hope he gets claimed by another club. Or, if he clears waivers, the Jackets could send him to the minor leagues. The Blue Jackets could buy out the remaining year on his contract, too, allowing the two sides to part ways and Mason to become an unrestricted free agent. Or the Blue Jackets could keep him on the roster as a back-up goaltender.

The only option that’s not an option, Howson has said, is maintaining the status quo in nets.

“We need a different look in goal,” Howson said. “We need better play from that position. I told Steve in our exit interviews (earlier this month) that we’re going to have a different look at that position next year, but that right now, nobody can predict what form that’s going to take.”


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Loungo for Nash and trade mason for a bag of pucks.

Posted by Malik_is_alive on 04/29/12 at 04:04 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

Why do I even have to ask this? Why the %!@# is Howson STILL a GM?

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 04/29/12 at 04:28 PM ET

TheFreak's avatar

Howson making everyone else a scape goat.

Posted by TheFreak on 04/29/12 at 08:55 PM ET

Primis's avatar

All I have to say is this:

It hasn’t mattered who’s been in goal in Columbus, and it still doesn’t.  That’s hardly the real problem there… when you bring is Wisniewski to be your defense’s savior, you know your blueline is atrocious.

Posted by Primis on 04/30/12 at 11:21 AM ET

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