No team in their right mind would give up more than a second and maybe a decent prospect for Kiprusoff. His bad numbers this season aren't entirely his fault but he hasn't exactly demonstrated the consistency that a playoff team needs.
I was just saying that Kipper was unproven and did well in the 2003-2004 season and playoffs. I don't know how Reimer will play in the playoffs. Maybe he does a Kipper in the playoffs and takes us to the conference final or final. Who knows how the future pans out. Problem I have with people on this board is that they talk in "absolutes" like they know what will happen. They don't.
I suppose it's possible. Usually GM's don't make decisions based around things that have very little chance of happening. Like I said, Kipper had a 1.69 GAA that year, so it was reasonable to assume he'd be able to do some damage in the playoffs. Kind of like Quick last year. You could see it coming.
Reimer has been between average and above average this year, so smart money is on that continuing in the playoffs.
I love the fact Nonis is talking to Kipper's agent before he makes any move. Smart play on his part and also could be a good way to try and see if Kipper has any interest in sticking around. I mean if his worry is about his kids Toronto does have some of the best hospitals in all of Canada and add in that MLSE spends A LOT on their medical team in general so that should be a good selling point.
There is no illness; simply passing speculation nothing more.