Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff makes it official: He's retiring.


  • Please log in to reply
23 replies to this topic

#21 AtomicPunk

AtomicPunk

    Nobody rules these streets at night like me...

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,982 posts
  • Location:Home of the Wings

Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:26 PM

I was gonna say Mike Vernon also. He got a ring there and had 260 or so wins, so that would kind of make HIM their best goalie, one would think.  I was kind of joking about him being a quitter. But he sure could have gotten them a good player if he allowed himself to be traded to a contender and THEN retired once the season was over.


Edited by AtomicPunk, 12 September 2013 - 08:31 PM.

I am a victim of the science age...the underground.

Feed the Swede! - RETIRED 2012

#22 KATIEBARTHEDOOR24

KATIEBARTHEDOOR24

    Love slave to the system

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 697 posts
  • Location:Clarklake,MI

Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:38 PM

well only 263, Kipper had more yes and like two or three more shutouts... But best ever meh, too each his own I guess.

Of course the Flames back then had a better team... Maybe


KOHARSKI, HAVE ANOTHER DONUT, YOU FAT PIG
"Statistics are for losers, unless they are good ones."- Mickey Redman
"Good... Bad... I'm the guy with the gun."- Ash
"Stay thirsty my friends."- The Most Interesting Man In The World

#23 frankgrimes

frankgrimes

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,037 posts

Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:26 AM

I was gonna say Mike Vernon also. He got a ring there and had 260 or so wins, so that would kind of make HIM their best goalie, one would think.  I was kind of joking about him being a quitter. But he sure could have gotten them a good player if he allowed himself to be traded to a contender and THEN retired once the season was over.

 

The thing is, the guy has a family and he didn't want to move them especially not to a place with a ton of scrutiny going on (i.e. Toronto). Some people would be raging about him no matter what (quitter for not sticking through the rebuild or not allowing the Flames to trade him..not signing an extension...whatever) players are humans too and they have a damn right to take a family first approach.


lidsretire2.jpg
 

Thank you so much perfect human being #5

Welcome to hockeytown Jonas aka Lundquist 2 Gustavsson!

Phase I: injury rattled roster Phase II: BABCOCK Phase III: Playoffs XXIII !


#24 AtomicPunk

AtomicPunk

    Nobody rules these streets at night like me...

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,982 posts
  • Location:Home of the Wings

Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:10 AM

I'm all about the "family first" thing, and he wouldn't have had to uproot anything, players all the time live out of a hotel room for a month or so when they get traded at the deadline.


I am a victim of the science age...the underground.

Feed the Swede! - RETIRED 2012





Similar Topics Collapse

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users