Flames Make Logical Decision, Recall Brad Thiessen

Ryan Pike
April 06 2015 12:36AM

The Calgary Flames made a roster move today. In response to the injury to goalie Karri Ramo, the Flames recalled the only other professional goaltender currently under an NHL contract.

So Brad Thiessen, the organization's number-four netminder, is a National Hockey League goalie for the first time in three seasons.

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First Star, Worst Star: April 5th, 2015

April 05 2015 03:30PM


Happy Easter everyone! I hope you've all gotten sufficiently full on ham, chocolate, and the blood of Jesus. Before settling in for a late nap/early bed time here's First Star, Worst Star rising from the dead like the Easter Bunny!

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Is this goodbye to Karri Ramo?

Ari Yanover
April 05 2015 01:00PM

These past few weeks have been pretty fun as a Flames fan. The team has inexplicably kept themselves right in the midst of the playoff race, and control their own fate. To do so, they've been able to happily bounce back and forth between a pair of quality goalies. Jonas Hiller played seven games throughout March, while Karri Ramo took 10 as he briefly took back the starter's role.

Hiller was given the game against the Blues in the third of a three-game starting stretch, while Ramo was allowed to get back into it against the Oilers.

At least, that was the plan, had Ramo not injured himself within the first minute. And whether he's fine or not, there's a pretty decent chance that's the last we've seen of Ramo as a Calgary Flame.

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What Are The Goalie Options With Ramo Out?

Ryan Pike
April 05 2015 11:00AM

So, last night Karri Ramo went down with an apparent groin injury. Considering he had to be carried off the ice, that could be a problem as the Flames try to make the playoffs.

Why? Because two pretty good goalies is better than just one, and now it's all on the Swiss shoulders of Jonas Hiller.

Presuming Ramo's done for a bit, what are Calgary's goalie options?

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Post-Game: Two For the Road

Ryan Pike
April 04 2015 11:01PM

The Calgary Flames went into Edmonton tonight hoping for a win. Hoping to not have a trip-up game. Hoping to build up some much-needed momentum as they barrel into the final four games of the regular season.

58 seconds into the game, starter Karri Ramo left the ice with a leg injury.

59 minutes and 2 seconds later, the Flames skated away with a 4-0 victory over the pesky Oilers, who actually played a pretty solid game for the first 30-ish minutes of the contest and then seemingly hit a wall.

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