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Calgary Flames: Five burning questions

Flames prospect Joni Ortio.

Flames prospect Joni Ortio.

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:36 PM ET

The rebuild is not over.

Sure, the Calgary Flames five-game winning streak and perfect homestand is positive sign for the club, but don’t get too carried away.

As much as it’s been a fun ride for the Sea of Red to see the Flames go on a run, the facts state the club sits 27th overall in the NHL standings and 14 points out of a playoff spot with 27 games remaining in the season.

Sure, there is the chance the Flames could making a stunning run to the playoffs, but it’s likely a better idea for them and the fans to just enjoy the current success.

For now, though, here are five burning questions to see if this week gives the answers:

What’s next in the goalie merry-go-round?

If Karri Ramo’s lower body injury — probably a pulled groin — suffered in the first period of Saturday’s 4-3 overtime win means he’ll be out of action for the remainder of the pre-Olympic schedule, watch for Joni Ortio to get the call from the AHL Abbotsford Heat.


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