Thread: Post-Game Talk: 2/26/13 - Minnesota 2 - Calgary 1 F/OT
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02-27-2013, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by TZM View Post
I'd re-sign Bäcks too with a salary like that barring there's no better goalies available / price. I just don't think he'd be willing to sign a year deal... but he's solid enough, IMO.

E: There's a young Finnish goalie named Joni Ortio. Played AHL a year (or two?) ago and Calgary owns his rights. They have pretty good goaltending coming and still have, so I think you could get him with a cheap price. He's been great in FEL this season.

E2: Dunno if it would be a good idea to have two young goalies at the same time, tho.
From what I've read, and seen, Ortio is very much in Calgary's future plans, 2-3 years down the road but very much in the plans. He is progressing very well, and he is said to read the play and move very similar to Kiprusoff. Ramo is definitely the guy this season and next but once Kipper retires or signs elsewhere, it is believed Ortio will take the spot as either the Flames back-up or hopefully to share the job with Ramo. I would think that two Finnish goaltenders would get along very well in a tandem, just like when Kipper and Toskala were the duo a few years back. I think a more likely option when looking at goaltending depth for cheap would be Irving, I think he will progress into a top level goaltending talent, but the Flames are developing him extremely poorly.

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