Friday, February 20, 2009

Are you cut out to be an NHL Goalie?

Probably not. But apparently Tampa Goalie Karri Ramo is lowering expectations like he is the offspring of 21st century Brett Favre and Al Pacino of 88 Minutes fame. Now, no one ever said that Ramo was any good. After all, he is the 4th goalie on a team whose starting goaltending is so bad that Vinny Lecavlier and Martin St. Louis are missing the playoffs for the second consecutive year. But the man is 0 for 4 in shootouts. Not 0 wins and 4 losses, but 0 saves against 4 shootout goals.

It's been established that guys like Zach Parise and Patrik Elias can score on Ramo, as evidenced by the Devils' 3-2 victory last night. I guess my question is this: Coach Sutter, next time you need a shooter vs. Ramo, any chance I can help out pro bono and live the dream?