Why Berra in the NHL? According to hockey's future he is a 6 out of 10 and probability of success is D. I think it should be Irving/Ramo NHL and Brossoit/Taylor/Ortio AHL.
Irving is a Group (6?) UFA next season - no chance he's coming back after the way he's been treated by the organization, even if he was good enough.
Has it been confirmed that Kipper is retiring after this season? If so, we're probably looking at a Ramo / Berra tandem to start with the Flames, with Brossoit and Ortio(if he comes over?) in the AHL. If not, then it will likely be Kipper & whoever impresses more in training camp (Ramo or Berra) with the other going to the AHL with Brossoit, or back to Europe.
How has irving been treated unfairly? Hes played poorly in ahl and nhl....
He really was not that bad in his brief time in the NHL, but clearly the Flames were more content with giving a veteran MacDonald and a first-time NHLer Danny Taylor the shots over Irving. I'd be extremely pissed off if I'm Irving, and you can bet I'd be out of here the first chance I got.