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  1. Wreckening

    Goaltending

    I thought Rams had a hell of a game last night. Couple of questionable goals but man did he come up big when he had to. I think with Hartley saying that he was going to run with Ramo for a string of games has done wonders for his confidence. He knows there's no pressure, wondering if 1 bad goal is going to send him on a one way trip to the bench or minors.
  2. So is it safe to say that Johnny Gaudreau is the best player on this team? I think so. This young core has so much talent but JH just takes it to a whole new level.
  3. Wreckening

    Goaltending

    Less than stellar performance by Ramo tonight. No way this game should have been that close. I like the idea of hiring Burke as the new goalie coach. Treliving would be very familiar with his work.
  4. Wreckening

    Goaltending

    Agree. Gillies will run with the ball for a while I suspect. Going to be interesting to see how Ramo reacts to this. Will he be professional and take his lumps or will we see the uglier side as these things tend to go? Or..... Will someone take a flier on him and he stays in the NHL?
  5. Wreckening

    Goaltending

    Derek Wills ‏@Fan960Wills 4h4 hours ago #Flames Bob Hartley confirms that he will give Karri Ramo the start, that he will split up top line vs. #Capitals.
  6. Wreckening

    Goaltending

    Ramo may be interested in getting back in there but repeating the same action over and over and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. Time to shake things up. You don't think Ortio is chomping at the bit to get in there and turn things around for this team?
  7. Wreckening

    Goaltending

    WE WANT ORTIO!!! WE WANT ORTIO!!!
  8. Wreckening

    Goaltending

    +1 Couldn't agree more. Just doesn't make sense that they would keep this festering for so long.
  9. Wreckening

    Goaltending

    It's a frustrating situation to watch, I can just imagine how it is on all 3 goalies. That's a lot of pressure to put on them when they're trying to win you hockey games and getting you off to a good start to the season. I don't like and haven't liked the idea of carrying 3 goalies. I'm even less enamored with it today. It's a distraction this team doesn't need. As of right now I'm giving the organization a C- on this decision to keep all 3. I understand why it is, I just feel like something needs to be done sooner than later.
  10. Wreckening

    Goaltending

    I don't think the Flames can wait that long to be honest tmac. Yes, you're right when it comes to experience but I don't think you can let that interfere with Ortio's development. The only way to get experience is to actually play in games. It's clear that the Flames can't carry 3 tenders for the entire season so something has to give. Ortio may not be our future starter but we cannot say that for sure until we see what we have in him. Personally, and I said this before, Ortio should have at least got the first 5 starts so that the Flames could evaluate him. We know what we have in Hiller and Ramo. The problem lies in what we do when it comes to assignments. Sending any of the three to Stockton takes time away from Gillies and that's not conducive to developing goalies. The solution is to find a trading partner for either Ramo or Hiller. Personally I think it should be Ramo who gets traded the more I think about it. The Flames may have to take their lumps in a trade but I think you have to settle the goaltending situation sooner rather than later.
  11. Wreckening

    Goaltending

    Then there's always this.....Who would you rather have mentoring Ortio?
  12. Torie Peterson ‏@ToriePeterson 20m20 minutes ago Jon Gillies pitches a shutout in his professional debut - the @AHLHeat drubbed Rockford 7-0 tonight.
  13. Wreckening

    Goaltending

    Have to agree. Hiller looks to be more in control in the crease whereas Ramo has happy feet. They've only played 2 games. I knew that Ramo and Hiller would start the season off against the Canucks. Ortio will get his shot against St. Louis I believe, unless Hartley sticks by his you win you play rule.
  14. Wreckening

    Goaltending

    Lots of buzz on the interwebs about how a trade between Buffalo and Calgary is a match made in heaven. People are screaming to get this done and I'm one of them. Having 3 goalies is a distraction this club does not need right now. I've mostly been on board with trading Hiller personally but I'm starting to see the merits of Ramo being the odd man out as well. Ramo probably fetches you more in the way of picks and/or prospects and he has the friendlier cap hit. I'd be ok with packaging Raymond as well. Of course you'd probably have to eat some of his salary.
  15. Wreckening

    Goaltending

    Let's get on the horn to Tim Murray and git 'er done!
  16. Wreckening

    Goaltending

    This seems to be where the Flames brass seems to be out of touch. It's as though they don't trust the goaltending. A decision needs to be made sooner rather than later. If it were me I would have let Ortio run with the ball for the first 5 games and see what he has to offer. If he struggles than it's easy, you waive him. If he plays well, then there's the decision on who goes. Either Hiller or Ramo. As the old saying goes, modified to say on here, Crap or get off the pot! Like I said, I'm not willing to place the blame on Ramo for last night's game. The whole team stunk up the joint. I think Ramo played well enough to have given the Flames a chance in this game but for lack of effort on the rest of the team they just seemed to call it in.
  17. Wreckening

    Goaltending

    Even with the 5-1 loss I think Ramo had a helluva game. He had maybe 1 bad goal, that being the first goal, but it was a bullet by Hansen. The other goals were all on poor defensive breakdowns. I remember Kipper having a few of these nights.
  18. Is there going to be a Game Day Thread again?

    1. Kulstad

      Kulstad

      *shifty eyes* uhh...yes! Yes, of course there's a GDT this season.

    2. Wreckening
  19. Wreckening

    Goaltending

    Still a very high risk to take. Desperate teams do desperate things at times. I would rather expose Hiller or Ramo to waivers and bury their salary in the A rather than lose Ortio. I think of the three he has the most upside. Do I think he's our future? Not really sure. He needs to play more to establish himself and show he's ready. This is why I think we have the three of them on the roster. The Flames will want to give him his time to show what he can do. I believe he gets the start at home in the third game. He will be the back up for the second game behind Hiller.
  20. Wreckening

    Goaltending

    Huh? How do you figure that? Simple fact is BT didn't know what kind of situation he had in the crease coming into this season. Was Ortio going to come in and have another lack-luster camp like he did last year? And if he did, where would that of left the Flames if they didn't sign Ramo? Scrambling for another goalie that they would have had to pay a premium price on either through FA or trade. I don't like the 3.8-mil contract Ramo has but it is insurance and its only for 1 year. The only reason, in my opinion, that one of Ramo or Hiller haven't been moved yet is because teams are sitting on their netminding to start the year. I think after the first month goes by and teams see what they have the market for goalies will heat up a little. I'm encouraged by the way all 3 of our goalies have played thus far in the preseason. They are only building their stock.
  21. Wreckening

    Goaltending

    Can't see it really. Something has to give. There's no real benefit to carrying three goalies. It means someone sits for extended times should one goalie start on a run. Something will get done before the end of camp. Either a trade or demotion.
  22. Wreckening

    Goaltending

    Ortio made a strong case for himself. It's good to see him having a good camp as opposed to last year. Tonight Hiller gets the reigns for the entire game. It will be interesting to see how he does. If he too has a strong game it will make things very interesting in the crease. We have quite the conundrum facing this coaching staff. How long do you carry three goalies if all have good camps? I don't know if they will carry all 3 into the start of the season. This is when you want to set the tempo for the season and rotating 3 goalies really disrupts that. After last night's performance Ortio has changed my mind on waiving him. He's starting the "golden hour" in which goalies come into their own. If he continues to shine I really can't see how you demote him, especially with the Always Earned, Never Given mantra. I'm also starting to question of who I would like to see being traded should Ortio make the team. On one hand I haven't been real impressed with Hiller dating back to last season. Sure he had a good run midway through the season but then really started to fade down the stretch. I had to ask myself is a goalie like Hiller going to net you the best gains in a trade? (Sorry for the pun). I then shifted my attention to Ramo. Like Hiller he had good runs but also had stinker nights between the pipes as well. The difference being Ramo came on at the end of the season, much like he did the season prior. He would definitely bring you a better return than Hiller in regards to a trade but you would be sacrificing the better goalie in my opinion. So here's the 64 thousand dollar question. Who do you trade? The choice, my friends, is not so simple or clear cut. At the end of the day management has to make a tough decision.
  23. Wreckening

    Goaltending

    I think he clears. I also think he will be waived by the Flames barring a trade. As Peeps said, I think 99% of the teams are committed to their netminders and really would be taking a flier on Ortio.
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