Thread: Player Discussion: Karri Ramo
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02-23-2013, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by tyflames View Post
Just out of curiousity, does anyone know the reason why Ramo chose to go to the KHL after his stint in the NHL? Why did he not stay in the NHL? Was he simply not ready.
In his final year with the Lightning, he put up a 0.894 sv% and a 3.66 GAA in 24 NHL games and 0.884 sv% and 3.78 GAA in 26 AHL games. He was struggling mightily and was the backup behind Smith.

He wanted to be a starter but it wasn't happening in the NHL at that point in time. He could make more in the KHL, plus be guaranteed the starter position.

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