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02-08-2013, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by The Gnome View Post
The difference between kipper playing bad and Irving's first game is huge. Kipper, though he's had some bad games, still looks like an elite goalie and he has made some elite saves in pretty much every game. Irving looks like he is about to piss himself when a puck is tossed his way. Irving has the ability to be a starter, but after only 1 NHL game this year, I'd easily pass on starting him against the sedin twins.

Kipper will come around, he always does, he is the flames best chance at a win on most nights.
The teams dependency on a goaltender like Kipper is dangerous. Relying on a goalie to bail out your team every game is a TERRIBLE mentality. The Flames needs to focus on better defence and offense, then the team could settle in with an average goal tender and still look very good. Kipper won't be around forever, and we need to see what our other goalies have in them.

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