I’d suggest just watch the video then read my post, I’m just yacking about it anyway LOL .. and today is sooooo fluid things change .. but I do give reasons to watch it all.
Miikka Kiprusoff #34 — how many of these jerseys do you see as you head to your seat, or even ride the C-Train on Game day? Well it is still early on Trade Deadline Day but as the rumor mill is churning lots of espresso today while consuming 5 hour energy and red bull, even as a few words come out, changes can be happening as the words are being electronically distributed. So just leave this with you to check out until the next latest bit that peaks my interest comes up. Miikka has been not wanting to leave, if we take him at his word the past week or so, for his family reasons. Here’s what I find a very worthy insite into a conversation with local Calgary reporter Roger Millions and the network panel at Sportsnet TV — first its the (paraphrasing) “oh Kipper is in the dressing room with Feaster, he’s going say he doesn’t want off to TO or anywhere else, stay in Calgary and retire at the end of the year” .. well could be, but any moment maybe we’ll hear exactly what he said, or could be something different. Very interesting points though later in the video with the panel discussion about Salary Cap buggering by management by letting Kipper retire with his 5+ mill contract ending at the end of this year and it plummeting into the $1m+ range next season which he is not expecting to play….. the video clarifies this and opens up a lot of questions.
Roger Millions thinks Mikkas plans are that he will stay, finish the season, retire – and bail on the next season at the end of this season – despite contract with reduced salary goes on one more year. – Interesting discussion 🙂
Fined for going around the Salary Cap
Questions I’m wondering, Glad to see him on the bench tonight against the Oilers but I realize Kipper plays best when he’s playing a lot so that will just contribute to his lackluster to say the least, playing that he has been doing recently. I wonder how much or little ice time he will be betting the next few games if he’s staying. Is Miikka basically giving the fans and the team a thumb to the nose after all this time or is he going to give us reasons to be proud, supportive and respectful of his as he winds down his legacy with the Flames however it happens now or later – can he blow that? Is he blowing that? Or will Kipper have a valiant heroic departure like Jarome received and retain immense respect.