Steve Mason is Out for Game 3

Photo credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Photo credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Your goalie discussion is concluded. Steve Mason will not dress on Tuesday and Ray Emery, once again, will get the start.

Here’s what I wrote last night on the matter:

If Steve Mason is 100% healthy, then he plays. That’s a huge if, though. By all accounts, he was somewhere around 70% in practice on Saturday. Goalie isn’t a position you just hop back into, either. His timing needs to come back and I’m not sure one more full practice is enough to do that. So Emery should probably get the start. But if Mason is healthy, or when he’s healthy, the job’s his. He played too well all season to Wally Pipp (v.) him in favor of Emery. Playing the hot hand has been what the Flyers have done for two decades in the playoffs. No more. When Mason’s healthy, he plays.

I stick by that.

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23 Comments

  • Uncle Meat April 21, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    The GD motherfucking penguins!!! Even more reason to hate and despise that team! They even tried to take Bob out in that series, but apparently didn’t hit him right, those fucking dirty, cheap-shot artist motherfuckers!

  • AS April 21, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    The day after the Flyers are eliminated from the playoffs Mason will come out and say how he is now 100% and ready to play, if only the Flyers were still in it. By not playing he doesn’t get blamed for the losses. He will act all disappointed he wasn’t able to contribute when really he will be thrilled.

    • Catch a damned pass April 21, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      This actually crossed my mind lol.

      But the Flyers have this now, it’s in the bag bitches, right NYR trolls!?!?!

    • Chance- VP of the GnA Falcons April 21, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      I would ride or die with my main man thug emery

    • fanook April 21, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      dude, you’re weird.

      • clappin chalie April 21, 2014 at 12:49 pm

        your*

        • Nice grammar April 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm

          Actually it’s you’re, as in “you are.” When correcting grammar, make sure you know what you are talking about.

          • Mr Right April 21, 2014 at 1:22 pm

            grammer*

          • Walter Sobchak April 21, 2014 at 1:41 pm

            It’s “grammar”

            Not sure if this was sarcasm…or not.

          • 1975 April 21, 2014 at 2:35 pm

            It’s your losers

  • AL Tru April 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Emery is the Undercover Brutha Hextall

  • Brad April 21, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    It’s “grammar”.

  • Walter Sobchak April 21, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    I agree with Kyle. If Mason isn’t even healthy enough to be on the bench as a backup, then he shouldn’t even be considered for the start. Emery is locked in right now and if he can stay hot, they could close this series out without having to go back to New York.

    • tim April 21, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      Possibly the dumbest thing I have ever read on this site. Nicely done.

    • Hey Dickhead April 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      Yep, we’ll close out the series 3-1 Friday night in Philly… You moron

    • Marvin Monroe April 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      Hmmm…. interesting strategy. Flyers win the next 2 games, take a 3-1 series lead, forfeit Game 5 in New York and then win Game 6 at home.

      I LIKE IT!

      • Walter Sobchak April 21, 2014 at 2:13 pm

        I thought the next three were in Philly then the final two if necessary were in NY? No?

        You guys are really easy to piss off…Your mothers a whore. Have fun with that one.

        • Hey Dickhead April 21, 2014 at 2:35 pm

          Big hockey fan huh?

      • Walter Sobchak April 21, 2014 at 2:14 pm

        That’d be fun Marvin, though I do enjoy winning in other teams buildings. Always fun to see hear that silence.

  • AL Tru April 21, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    What’s worse…..incorrect grammar or changing time honored words ?

    Example: Valentimes Day
    ” Suposebly ”

    knew a woman who used to say ” Commodore Larry Bridge ” and “The King Of Russia” Mall.

    • Marvin Monroe April 21, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      worst*

      grammor*

      honoured*

      Saint Valemtime’s Day*

      Common Door Larry Bridge*

      King Off Russia Mall*

    • fanook April 21, 2014 at 2:43 pm

  • Crossing Broad Moderator April 21, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    The Flyers are in the playoffs, and we have at least 4 douchebags here more concerned with spelling and grammar. Nice fans. I’m sure Ron Hextall would be proud of all of you.

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