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Karri Ramo placed on waivers

Something had to give, and it looks like it was Ramo



The above tweet says it all. It looks like Brad Treliving has seen all he's needed to see of the goalie conundrum, and "Grand Theft Ramo" is the one to take the hit.

In Ramo’s three games, he has actually put up a better all-situations save percentage than Jonas Hiller, 87.91% compared to Hiller’s 86.73%. What has let him down, though, is his even strength percentage, 2.12% lower than Hiller’s 87.65.

While neither goaltender had covered themselves in glory so far, one of them eventually had to make way, as Joni Ortio cannot continue to sit in the press box if he is to become the goalie the Flames want him to be. It looks like Ramo is that guy.

This move also puts into question why the Flames re-signed the unrestricted free agent in the summer, as you would have thought with both goalies having played a fair amount of games last season, Hartley and management would have known which guy they prefer.

Anyway, it may not be the end for Ramo in Calgary – if he clears waivers, he will be available to come up and have another shot should Hiller and/or Ortio not be up to scratch.

by Liam McCausland