If there’s one glaring, organization-wide weakness for the Flames, it’s goaltending. As of this writing, there’s only one signed goalie that everyone agrees can play in the NHL, and there’s five that everyone agrees isn’t ready yet. It’s not a tenable situation, and it’s one the Flames could try and rectify later this month.
There’s some deserved wariness about drafting goalies; it rarely works out, and doubly so for the Flames. They’ve tried picking them early, rolling the dice in the later rounds, and even selecting multiple goalies a year, and it’s never worked out.
Is that justified?