Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason is an unrestricted free agent and made some interesting comments about a possible future in Philly.
Mason said he would return to Philly, but not if it's in a platoon scenario.
"It doesn't work," Mason said of goaltending platoons, writes the Courier-Post's Dave Isaac. "It's shown throughout the league that it doesn't work. Tampa got rid of their situation (with Ben Bishop and Andrei Vasilevskiy). St. Louis got rid of their situation (with Jake Allen and Brian Elliott). It's got nothing to do with (Michal Neuvirth) and I as people. I've got no issue with Neuvy. It just doesn't work for the goaltending position."
If that's the case though, it's highly unlikely Mason will be back with the Flyers as GM Ron Hextall signed Michal Neuvirth to a two year $5million extension.
To top it off, Hextall has told Mason that the team has a couple of things to work through before making any decision, and they aren't closing the door on Mason's return.
“Whatever those things are I’m not aware of, but we’ll see what happens,” Mason said. “I just told Hexy to do me the favor of making the call as soon as possible because I have other things that I have to take care of in terms of a house and moving things from here. He said he’d be in contact with my agent when they figure their stuff out.”
Do you think Mason will be back with the Flyers?