29-Year-Old Goalie – Free Agent
Karri Ramo Contract Information:
Became an unrestricted free agent in July 2015.
Flames GM Brad Treliving suggested Tuesday that the team is unlikely to retain Ramo, who will become an unrestricted free agent this summer, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Ramo is thought to be the front-runner in the race to replace Miikka Kiprusoff as the No. 1 goaltender in Calgary. Ramo has dominated in the KHL with three sub-2.00 goals against average seasons in the last four years. He certainly has the potential to win the No. 1 spot, but may find life tough in Calgary, what with a young squad and an even younger defensive corps in front of him, all while adjusting to the NHL ice size. Ramo has the potential to be a good fantasy goalie in the future, but 2013-14 is probably not going to be that year with a rebuilding Calgary team.
Ramo is currently playing in the KHL.
Unhappy with his playing time, Ramo signed to play in the KHL this season. He's a decent talent and his rights still belong to the Bolts. But with Riku Helenius and Dustin Tokarski in the chute, Ramo's stock will likely slip off the edge. Drop him if you're holding him on your keeper squad.
Ramo delivered a 7-11-3 record with a .892 save percentage in the NHL last season. He still needs work as evidenced by the number of holes in his game. And he'll be given a full year in the AHL (as the starter) to work out the kinks and crap.
Ramo is yet another product of the Finnish goaltending machine but we're not sure he's as sound as some of the more recent guys to emerge from there. His upside may only be as a backstop to someone more talented but he could easily prove us wrong.