Johan Holmqvist has allowed 4 goals on 30 shots in the loss. My kingdom for a goaltender who can just stop 90% of the shots he faces.
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AMEN. I would love to have a goaltender that could just post a .900SV%.
No one is asking Holmqvist or Denis to pull a Leclaire and get 4-5 shutouts in their next 10 starts, but I don't think asking them to stop 9 of 10 shots is too much to ask.
So when is Ramo availble?
Not soon enough
Ramo, is back skating and taking "some shots" according to Coach Stirling. He is still about a week or 10 days away from playing in a regular game. I would suspect prior to any callup, he will get a couple of games under his belt in Norfolk to make sure the ankle can hold up in game situations.
So you are just going to have to wait a little while longer before he is available.
Ideally he would get two weeks of game action to get back into condition (4-5 games), unfortunately these aren't ideal times in the Lightning organization so yes, he could be rushed back.
Ranking date: 1/29/2014