Ramo certainly sucked last year. Major upgrades, both Elliot and Johnson. At this point, Johnson is important cause Elliott has shown to be injury prone the last few years. I think the Flames know what to expect from Monahan and Johnny H. the real test will be how does the secondary scoring hold up. A lot of this falls to Backlund, who has to be up to the task of being a strong 2nd line center.
That motley bunch in net was awful, simply the worst in the game IMHO. With RYAN MILLER for Gods sake they would have probably snuck into the postseason.
Elliott for all of his warts has great peripheral stats, and this defense is among the leagues best. Giordano, Wideman, Brodie and Hamilton are the envy of most teams. Johnson is good as a backup and Gillies is in the pipeline. A glaring deficiency is now a strength.
Throw in Brouwer bringing grit and scoring to a to
I feel the same way about the Jets. It's got nothing to do with the fact their Canadian, I just like the young talent they have assembled. The Flames and Jets are gonna have some wars in the coming years, that is for sure!!