One of the most surprising moves of the offseason came a bit under the radar , when Montreal traded Cedrick Desjardins to Tampa for Karri Ramo. A promising young goaltender who was pushing hard for NHL time – he was an AHL all star last season going 29-9-2 – was traded for a KHL goalie who went 21-17-4. Maybe Montreal think they see something here, but it looks like they traded the future for short-term security. Will Ramo even see any NHL time this year? Isn’t Alex Auld a very capable #2? You get the feeling Montreal were worried that Cedrick, if he got any NHL time, might create yet another controversy. Perhaps as much as anything he was sent packing to assure Carey Price that he is the future – the only future – in the Montreal net.
David Leroux, who is one of the most talented artists out there, sent along shots of the Tampa mask he just finished for Cedrick. It’s another remarkable job by David, one that deserves to see time in NHL rinks this season.
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