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Chris Mason traded to St. Louis

From TSN:

St. Louis Blues have acquired goaltender Chris Mason from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a 4th round draft choice, 111th overall, in the 2008 Entry Draft.

“Acquiring Chris really solidifies our goaltending position which was one of our goals going into this weekend,” said Blue general manager John Davidson.

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That is not a high price to pay for a NHL caliber netminder. While Mason did struggle last season, he is certainly an upgrade over what the Blues had in net behind Manny Legace. This could be a perfect fit as Legace clearly wore down at the end of the 2007/08 season. I am just wondering why the Predators would trade Mason within the division?