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11-26-2010, 11:17 AM
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Halifax, NS
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This board is made to express speculations and discuss. No one of us is linked closely to any pro organizations.
But, put yourself in Ramo's shoes. Would you sign with the Habs if you knew that you will back up the best NHL goalie who's gonna play 90% of the games ? While you are still young and the kingpin in goal on your KHL team ?
I know, and your point isn't invalid. But global statements of made up facts are not helpful to a discussion. I'm probably just being cranky. Pet peeve! =)
Anyway, to your point, I think he would if his goal is to play in the NHL. Three things: One is that Price might play 70 games with Auld, but would he with Ramo? Clearly Ramo would aim to play more. Two, let me introduce you to Jaroslav Halak. Anything is possible. I doubt he is the kind of prospect that ever steals Price's job, but there are loads of backups who do extremely well each year and steal jobs (Rask stole the Vezina trophy winner's last year, then the "washed up" Thomas stole it back this year). You're not a hockey player unless you think that can be you. The third is injuries.
It all depends on Ramo's desire to be in the NHL. He has only this year left on his contract, and if the Habs let Auld walk, I am sure he'd consider signing as our backup. He is Finish remember, I doubt his dream was to conquer Russian hockey.
In fact, I would suspect his real dream is to play at the Olympics. If I were him and thought I had a chance, the next step after a good KHL season is to get back in the NHL. Even if Montreal ultimately is just a stepping stone (one good season as a backup, then moved to a team that puts him in a 1A/1B situation) for him, it's still his only plausible route to that team.
The bigger question is whether Montreal would commit to him as a backup on a one way deal? If he keeps performing like this, I suspect the answer is yes.
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