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04-12-2013, 09:17 AM
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Niittymäki retires

According to eliteprospects, Frank has officially retired from hockey. I really liked him.

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04-12-2013, 09:28 AM
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My favorite flyers goalie in recent memory. If only he could have stayed healthy...

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04-12-2013, 09:30 AM
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Sad to hear. Niitty was the reason I became a Flyers fan in the first place.

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04-12-2013, 09:35 AM
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Always a fan of his. Hope he has a long, healthy life outside of hockey.

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He should file a lawsuit against McCrossin

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04-12-2013, 09:36 AM
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04-12-2013, 09:41 AM
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My post in the goalie thread on Niitty:

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He also back stopped the then philadelphia phantoms to a Calder Cup in 2005 where he posted a .943 sv% and a 1.75 GAA through 21 games.

Other notable in Niitty's career:

Early career
First goaltender to record an overtime goal in North American pro-hockey (11 April 2004)
Philadelphia Phantoms' franchise record for first goal by a goaltender
Philadelphia Phantoms' franchise record for lowest career GAA (2.19 GAA)
Philadelphia Phantoms' franchise record for lowest GAA during the postseason (1.75 GAA in 2005)
Philadelphia Phantoms' franchise record for most saves in a period during a playoff game (23 saves, 1st period, 29 April 2005)
Philadelphia Phantoms' franchise record for most saves in the postseason (611 saves in 2005)
Philadelphia Phantoms' franchise record for most shutouts in a season (7 SO in 2003–04)
Philadelphia Phantoms' franchise record for most shutouts in the postseason (3 SO in 2005) tied with Neil Little
Philadelphia Phantoms' franchise record for most wins by a goalie in a season (33 wins in 2004–05)

NHL
National Hockey League record for most consecutive wins, current streak and lifetime, and most lifetime undefeated wins, against a single team, for his streak of 17–0–0 against the Atlanta Thrashers tied with Chris Osgood (whose streak is against the Tampa Bay Lightning)
Philadelphia Flyers' franchise record for most saves in a game (54 on 5 January 2008)
Philadelphia Flyers' franchise record for first shootout win (6 December 2005)
Philadelphia Flyers' franchise record for most losses by a goalie in a season (29 in 2006–07) tied with Bernie Parent
Tampa Bay Lightning's franchise record for most saves in a game (47 on 25 March 2010)

he owns the record for most saves in a game for two different NHL franchises, that's pretty cool actually. How many other goalies can say that.

It's a real shame he couldn't stay healthy.

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04-12-2013, 09:45 AM
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dem hips

good luck niiiiity

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04-12-2013, 09:50 AM
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Sad day, I loved me some Nitty.

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04-12-2013, 10:03 AM
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Loved Niitty. Was a solid goalie when he was healthy.

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04-12-2013, 10:59 AM
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Aww, I really liked him. Hope he has a happy and healthy life going forward.

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04-12-2013, 11:03 AM
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best of luck to Frank. one of my faves when he was here.

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04-12-2013, 12:41 PM
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Always liked Niitty, sad to see him retire.

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04-12-2013, 01:10 PM
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I always liked Niitty. It's a shame he never quite developed into a true starter.

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04-12-2013, 01:37 PM
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Ah I loved nitty! Wish he couldve stayed healthy.

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04-12-2013, 02:31 PM
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If his hips stayed in shape I wouldn't call Nitty a Titty

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04-12-2013, 04:11 PM
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Thoughts on bringing him in as goalie coach? Fits flyers for a front office job lol

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04-12-2013, 05:07 PM
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I'll always remember his first three starts in the NHL back in 2004 that were all shutouts, most notably one of them being against the Devils.

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04-12-2013, 05:16 PM
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I always loved to scream his name out when he made a save.

Niittymäki! Bobrovsky! Inzaghi!

I just love screaming peoples name which end in iiiii!

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04-14-2013, 03:18 AM
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Nitty was amazing in the 2006 Olympics. MVP on a Silver Medal team!

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04-14-2013, 08:00 AM
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One of my favorites. Too bad he wasn't as good of a goaltender as I had hoped though.

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