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geos last won the day on December 13 2013

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  1. geos

    Goaltending

    Ortio was solid tonight. I'm happy for the guy, he's got some skills.
  2. geos

    Goaltending

    Berra has been mighty fine these last few games. Might even get an Olympic start to give Hiller a break. Though the back to back for Switzerland is Sweden/Czech so maybe not...
  3. geos

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    ^ Why? He'll be back down for the Olympic break. Ortio is just getting a taste of the NHL, what it's like to practice in the big time, watch how it all works on the bench. Even if he doesn't play, I think this is a good learning opportunity. It's not like he's sitting there getting fat. He gets most of the practice time and what not as backup. He's playing lots, just not in games, which is fine at this point in his development.
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    Goaltending

    I wasn't suggesting he is going to acquire one today. It's a long-term thing. Maybe Ortio is the answer, but who cares, Ramo and Berra are not. If Ortio pans out, then you can trade Ortio or the new guy (whoever that may be). Burke builds from the net out and there is a very weak foundation at the net right now. We do not currently have an NHL quality goalie on the roster. If you want longshots, retreads and young guys running the show, you can see the results of that up north. You can have young guys in the works, and that's great, but you need someone established to challenge for that role every night. Someone that can play NHL hockey. Doesn't have to be Lundqvist good. But it has to be a decent goalie.
  5. geos

    Goaltending

    I think there is little doubt at this point that Burke will be looking to acquire some goaltending talent.
  6. geos

    Goaltending

    Yeah, Gilles was pretty medicore. Certainly not a top talent compared to his peers at the WJC.
  7. geos

    Goaltending

    I think the fact he is left off the team, especially behind some of those guys, is telling that Burke's assessment is more widely shared than dismissed. Good on Berra.
  8. geos

    Goaltending

    Need to keep in mind Berra is fresh to the NHL game, whereas Ramo is considerably more seasoned with 63 NHL games. Let's see where Berra is at by the end of the year an compare. It takes time to adapt. At this point, I don't see a large gap between the two in terms of ability or results. Neither has been at the quality of a bona fide NHL starter.
  9. geos

    Goaltending

    Ramo played well against the Kings. I felt the one goal should have been stopped, but it is what it is. A pretty solid performance. He's earned the next start if this is a meritocracy.
  10. geos

    Goaltending

    One thing to consider in the comparison is Ramo had Giordano around for 25 minutes a night when he was playing whereas Berra has been stuck with a much weaker d-group.
  11. geos

    Goaltending

    Well with back-to-back with Ducks and Kings this weekend, I'm thinking you'll get to see Ramo flail about a bit this week.
  12. geos

    Goaltending

    Let's see: Ramo has been awful, Berra has not. They've started an equal number of games. The only thing I think you can criticize is why it took so long to get Berra up. Berra gives the team the best chance to win every night. Both of his wins were steals where he was the difference maker. He stopped 43 shots last night. Ramo doesn't inspire that kind of confidence and has yet to prove he can steal one.
  13. geos

    Goaltending

    Yup. Clear. Like by miles. And it's not just Berra, but how the team plays in front of him. If we had Gio back in the lineup like Ramo had the advantage of, the stats wouldn't even be in the same ballpark. A continuation of shuting out the Americans (30 saves) in the semi-finals of the WHC? And who posted by far the best Sv% and GAA of the 2013 WHC? A guy named Reto Berra (that's ahead of Mike Smith, Enroth, Pavaelc, Dubnyk, Gibson, Markstrom, etc., etc.) And a guy at 24 who posted the 4th best Sv% on a defensively weak NL-A team? Yeah, the stats from his early twenties aren't great, but he has proven he can play with the big boys on a few occassions. And the trend is positive. Which is encouraging.
  14. geos

    Goaltending

    Berra in two games has showed much more ability and poise than Ramo in 6. Until that changes, keep rolling with him.
  15. geos

    Goaltending

    Hey, we have a goalie over .900Sv%! Greatest day of the year.
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