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02-16-2013, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Calculon View Post
It's debatable whether Kipper still has the ability to put up an elite performance for that long.
There is a difference between what he is capable of now, and what he WAS capable of. There is a reason Irving didn't see as much time in the NHL as some goalies at his age have.

Originally Posted by Calculon View Post
And it's a stupid and shortsighted policy to think that because Kipper can play 70 games a season, he should without question do so every season. Because all that does is ensure a tired goalie going into the playoffs, if you even make it all.
This was something Calgary tried to fix on numerous occasions. We didn't have a young goalie who was capable enough, so Sutter went the FA route. Unfortunately, few of them actually worked out (If any).

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