Lawton said he offered goaltender Karri Ramo a one-way deal before the KHL came calling. But Lawton admitted the money was not as good as Ramo will get from Avangard Omsk, and Ramo will be the No. 1. Still, Lawton said he is "extremely disappointed" Ramo will not be with the team. Lawton also said what we had thought: neither Riku Helenius nor Mike McKenna are ready for a backup role in the NHL. Acquiring a goalie, perhaps through free agency, is the best route.