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Has Kiprusoff Played His Last NHL Game?

from George Johnson of the Calgary Herald,

“Yeah, it was a little bit (emotional),’’ admitted Kiprusoff, expected to announce his retirement at season’s close with one year left on his current contract. “After First Star, I had to come quickly out. It was an unbelieveable feeling.

“You look at some other Canadian cities and it can be a tough time for goalies. The crowd can be tough for them. But I’ve been lucky. I’ve a feeling they’re always behind me and that’s huge for a goalie.’’

At game’s end, before the rest of his teammates gathered near centre to salute the crowd, they waited for Kiprusoff to bask in the applause, acknowledge the adulation, alone.

Apropos, for such a singular talent.

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Hippy Dave's avatar

He was one of the best of his time.  If anyone faults his stats falling over the years it’s because he played every damn game.  He was a franchise player on my fantasy team.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 04/21/13 at 03:21 AM ET

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