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#1 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:39 AM

From Calgary Herald:

 

Calgary Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff is retiring.

He spent the last nine seasons with the Flames.

Kiprusoff says he made the decision at the end of last season.

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I'm glad to read that the Burke signing didn't hasten his decision.

What's "Mini-Kipper" going to do now?

 


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#2 frankgrimes

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:48 AM

Best goaltender Calgary ever had, enjoy your retirment Kipper well earned and much appreciation. Flames are going to be in for a long long season and years of rebulding, this is not going to be easy..

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:58 AM

Calgary is looking like the front runner for McDavid in 2015.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:08 PM

Not a surprise, really.  Kipper is a good dude and was Calgary's only bright spot many nights.   I met him a few times when he was with San Jose - he knew he'd never get ice time with SJ, with Nabokov in net.

 

Best of luck to him, hope he enjoys his well-earned retirement!  :)


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:08 PM

Well the leafs have a goalie controversy brewing wonder if Burke would like his guy Reimer back?

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:54 PM

Well the leafs have a goalie controversy brewing wonder if Burke would like his guy Reimer back?


I'd add Hiller to the mixif the Ducks of Anaheim keep counting on Faast

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:14 PM

Hmm, do they contact Bryz



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:27 PM

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:55 PM

Would have liked to see him win a Cup during his career but that was never going to happen in Calgary even though they had that run in 2004.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:02 PM

Would have liked to see him win a Cup during his career but that was never going to happen in Calgary even though they had that run in 2004.


Same some players just deserve that cup so much, Kipper and Henrik are obviously two extremely deserving ones.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:17 PM

Why did he wait so long?  

 

The season is going to start soon.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:21 PM

Why did he wait so long?  
 
The season is going to start soon.


Not his fault Kipper made his intentions clear, Feaster just didn't listen. He asked them to make it official but for whatever reason the Flames waited this long.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:23 PM

Not his fault Kipper made his intentions clear, Feaster just didn't listen. He asked them to make it official but for whatever reason the Flames waited this long.

 

Not sure if it would have changed anything in free agency or via trade.  I doubt any good goalie would want to play there.  


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:32 PM


Not his fault Kipper made his intentions clear, Feaster just didn't listen. He asked them to make it official but for whatever reason the Flames waited this long.


 
Not sure if it would have changed anything in free agency or via trade.  I doubt any good goalie would want to play there.  


Yeah this will be difficult for every goaltender, no defense and no scoring support not even the King could backstop this team out of a top 5 pick.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:49 PM

He, Iginla and Martin Gelinas were the only reason that horrible Flames team made it past us in 04 and eventually to Game 7. I lived in Calgary from 06-12, I got the chance to see him play quite a bit, great goalie. Fans loved him too, Calgary will be in the basement of the Western conference for years to come.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:58 AM

Quitter. He just didn't want to move, so he quit.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:24 PM

Quitter. He just didn't want to move, so he quit.


Yeah sure the best goalie they've ever had is a quitter. Kipper Iginla who was the the best player in the world back then, are the reason for the Flames only appearance in a Game 7 Stanley Cup final. I am glad, he is going out on top and not having to play behind a team, which could be the absolute worst in the NHL.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:24 PM

Easily Calgary's best goalie ever. 


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:38 PM

Easily Calgary's best goalie ever. 



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:02 AM

It's about time kipper got out of Joey MacDonald's way.

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