I have to say that I wonder exactly what those posters are thinking? Mason, is one of the fastest skaters in the league ( certainly in the top 10 to 15% )
He kills penalties, draws more penalties, and forces other coaches to put Dmen on the ice when he is out there, that can stay with him. Which takes them away from other Canuck players, who then get the #5 and #6 Dmen
He has played on every line , (1, 2, 3, 4) mostly because he has the potential ability to score 25 goals a season, has defensive disipline, and NHL abilities ( re his skating)
Aside from Mason's abilities, most posters do not mention that the average draftee that is drafted from # 31 on, and really #12 on, have a slim chance of playing in the NHL at all, and that of the ones that do, most have a short NHL career, with even less having a long career or being a top end forward.
I don't know if Mike Gillis will resign him or trade him, but I can assure you, he has value. Maybe next time Masons on the ice, remember that he has won games for us this year ( At least one on the shoot out, where he scored on the spin-norama, and one where we won 3-2 a while ago, where he had a goal and an assist.)
Maybe we are just spoiled and should get off his butt! There are lots of possitives with him. And we could have the Maple laughs!
( Yes, I realize I missed the "d" in Raymond......I am bad!)
Edited by zcaptain, 29 March 2012 - 03:32 PM.