During the 2015-16 season, each of Karri Ramo, Jonas Hiller, Joni Ortio and Niklas Backstrom got a shot at stepping into the Calgary Flames’ crease. However, there’s a very real possibility none of the four will be back, meaning Calgary’s need for goaltending help is at an all-time high.
Though some may have expected the Flames to have a solution in goal by now, GM Jim Treliving and staff have taken their time in trying to find the right fit at the right price. And asked by CalgaryFlames.com’s Aaron Vickers about the situation in goal, Treliving said he’s looking over all his options, from various trades to free agency, to try and find a netminder, or netminders, for the upcoming campaign.
“We’ve been exploring (trades) for a number of weeks,” Treliving told Vickers. “We’ll see exactly who may be on the market, what those acquisition costs are, what may be a fit or what may not be a fit for us, and then keeping an eye on free agency…if players get to that point. Free agency is a little bit of an unknown at this point.” Read more