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Kiprusoff will stay with Flames & retire

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04-03-2013, 11:36 AM
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Just another player only playing for his paycheck. Glad it's not happening.

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04-03-2013, 11:37 AM
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Thank you Kipper!

I would've vomited if I saw him in Toronto. #Always a Flame
this... hes the reason i started cheering for the flames (i was in grade 4 in 04)

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He's said he won't break the bank, he won't salvage the future and he thinks Reimer is playing great, but he'd make a deal if it was right. He's not going to go and unload a **** load of prospects or players, because he isn't desperate for Luongo.

Go find your own source.

Well, that's a bad attitude from your new GM. And at odds with not breaking the bank.

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Much respect for Kipper making this decision. There is something to be said about loyalty regardless of winning a cup isn't that right Jerome.
Truth refusing to play out the final year of your contract because you aren't getting paid enough is loyalty at its finest.

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04-03-2013, 11:38 AM
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I think the Kipper acquisition was mostly PR by Nonis and the Leafs anyways to try to gain leverage in the Luongo negotiations. Maybe now Nonis will get Dreger to float the rumour that Johnny Bower is coming out of retirement.
Lol you guys are screwed next year

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No he's not. If he was, your GM wouldn't be in the market for a veteran goaltender.
Agreed. It's like telling your girlfriend she's the only one for you.
But, hey honey, would you mind if I went over and talked to that other hot girl and see if she would be interested in going out with me.
But, hey, if that doesn't work out I'll be back to you.

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Well, that's a bad attitude from your new GM. And at odds with not breaking the bank.
Hope you're joking.

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Not as if Feaster would have gotten anything useful for him anyway.

Poor dude, no Stanley Cup to show for a good career.

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I didn't think it made sense for Toronto to pick up Kipprusoff anyways. He's the worst starting goalie in the league for one. Secondly, he seems like a weird recluse so I can't see him being a good "Mentor" for Reimer.
What about Khabibulin? Obviously a lot cheaper, and by all accounts he's been a great mentor for Dubnyk, a Stanley Cup winner, and can still play at a high level in limited games.

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Hope you're joking.
Salvage means save. Like salvation. You said your GM won't save your future.

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Good for him, as it should be. Family first.

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Lol you guys are screwed next year
Nope. We're in very good shape with two great goalies. Thanks for your concern though.

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Funny how he made his own NTC lol
Best part is that the Flames don't get anything for him.

Except another number in the rafters probably.

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Gotta give credit where credit is due here, Nick Kypreos has been saying this from the start. That Kipper will not report, does not want to move, etc.

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Salvage means save. Like salvation. You said your GM won't save your future.
You got me. Long day at work. Hopefully you knew what I really meant.

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Wow, interesting. Super goalie who when on his game was and is one of the best in the league.

I dont think he has seen all his years yet. If on another team that was better than Calgary of late, he could serious steal some games and give a team a serious push in the post season.

Kinda sad to see someone retire before their time is up.

Thanks Kipper for everything!!
Call me crazy - but Kipper hasn't been the goalie you seem to remember for a long time now. I don't have a dog in the fight, but just don't see him as an upgrade on any of the play-off's teams starting goalies at this this point. As a quality guy to come in if the start bombs - sure, he would have been nice to have. But I don't think he was an upgrade on the starting goalies at this point.

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And all of Toronto just breathed a massive sigh of relief.

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Truth refusing to play out the final year of your contract because you aren't getting paid enough is loyalty at its finest.
Well by retiring he's saving the Flames more than $5 million on the cap.

At this point will the Flames even be able to reach the salary floor?

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04-03-2013, 11:44 AM
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That stinks for my fantasy team. He is stinking on the flames, would have at least picked up a few wins with the Leafs.

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04-03-2013, 11:46 AM
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Can't blame him. Luongo's value just went up.
It goes up each day as each day it costs slightly less to buy him out

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Well by retiring he's saving the Flames more than $5 million on the cap.

At this point will the Flames even be able to reach the salary floor?
Flames will probably sign Derek Roy to a 8 year $50M deal in the off season now just to help get to the cap floor...

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Much respect for Kipper making this decision. There is something to be said about loyalty regardless of winning a cup isn't that right Jerome.
Loyalty - or just not worth playing the last year based on the huge back-diving contract? I think that Kipper had the first back-diving contract, and it's pretty apparent what's going to happen with most of the other examples. Guys who have made $50+M over their careers are highly unlikely to stick around for $1M/year. I wonder if that is going to change the thought process from GM's on the contracts that are long enough to have the back-diving "surcharge" in place (Hossa, Luongo, Briere, Richards, etc.).

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Awesome. I think it might be time to pick up that Kiprusoff Flames jersey I've been planning to get.

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This is good news for the Leafs

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It makes sense. He was only going to get paid $1.5 million next season.

I feel bad for him that he wasted the majority of his career in Calgary.
He was the reason the Flames missed the playoffs or got knocked out early, half the time. Don't feel too bad for him.

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