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by Paul on 02/01/09 at 03:50 PM ET
from Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun,
For some reason, Kiprusoff is not getting his due around the league for the Flames fortunes.
The critics, especially those who don’t watch the unflappable Finn mind the twine for Calgary night after night, are quick to point out his higher-than-expected goals-against average (2.76, tied for 25th best in the league prior to yesterday’s action) and lower-than-usual save percentage (.905, good for 27th place).
Despite a league-leading 30 wins—which gives him a shot at becoming the first goalie in NHL history to reach 50 in a season—Kiprusoff’s success is pinned on playing for an upper echelon team nearly every game.
The argument may be valid, but Kiprusoff warrants more respect than he’s receiving.
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