This just doesn't make any sense. Why would Nonis go after a goaltender whos stats are worse than Reimer and Scrivens this season. I understand he wants to add a vet to support Reimer but by watching a handful amount of Flames games this season and Kiprusoff play I would take my chances on Reimer in the playoffs unless Kiprusoff can magically turn it around in the remaining 13 games.
If this happens, Vancouver's in a lot of trouble when it comes to Luongo. They won't have to worry about what they're going to get for him, they'll have to worry about whether or not they'll have to buy him out.
Goaltending is not the problem here at the moment! Please do not give up a damn thing for Kipper, especially a 4th. I realize he is wanted for the playoff experience but I would rather deal the assets + for J-bow
I don't really get the whole Nonis wants an extension thing. He can't yet to begin with. Also, he is rocking an .870 save percentage or something similar. Why wouldn't the Leafs give him this season and next and see how effective he is still is before they give an extension to a near 40-year old goaltender?
Kiprusoff has had a very good career and he really shouldn't be disrespected for it but I'm just not seeing the value he brings at this point. He's a 5.9M cap hit for next year for the team that takes him on.
His stats this year are abysmal. He was very good last year and below average the year before that. Calgary hasn't made the playoffs since 08/09.
And beyond the big run in 03/04 he hasn't won a single playoff series. His last two postseason appearances were again...BAD.
3.21 GAA and .908 SV% in 2007/2008
3.52 GAA and .884 SV% in 2008/2009
I'm just not seeing what he adds to a team at this point. Veteran mentorship is all well and good when you are replacing a somewhat useless backup but I'm just not seeing a huge problem in the play of either Scrivens or Reimer. Neither goaltender is going to carry the Leafs to a Cup this spring but that's not really the expected end point to the Leafs season this year.
The media, particularly Glen Healy like to claim that the Leafs are one of the few playoff teams with goaltending issues. Both of the Leafs goaltenders are in the top 18 for league SV%. Teams with better combined goaltending this year (as in a team not carried by 1 dominant goaltender and one hanger-on: Ottawa, Pittsburgh, and Boston. The Leafs are 8th overall in team SV%.
"mutual understanding between the Flames and Kiprusoff that he wasn’t going to play out the 2013-14 season at $1.5 million."
So basically Kipper is basically a 1 year thing and then TOR goes back and looks for another starting Goalie Next Year...
If Kipper is going to basically sit on the bench and help the goalies through playoffs, and then stop playing after this season-then Calgary can't ask for much-I would I think a conditional 2nd or 3rd based on if he plays next season is the most they can ask for-how do you ask much for a goalie who is calling it quits after this season?