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Kiprusoff To The HHOF?

Adam Proteau of The Hockey News answers some questions from readers...

Miikka Kiprusoff: Hall of Fame worthy or not?

Not. Definitely not. Yes, Kiprusoff has a Vezina Trophy on his resume, but he simply did not function at a high enough capacity for a lengthy stretch of time to warrant Hall of Fame consideration. When you look at his best years (including Calgary’s run to the Stanley Cup final in 2004) Kiprusoff was clearly at the top of his game. However, his save percentage dropped every year after that until the 2009-10 campaign and the Flames never won a single playoff series again during his tenure. He earned a special place in Calgary’s collective heart, but he isn’t an all-time great.

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henrymalredo's avatar

I agree with Proteau that I have a hard time seeing Kiprusoff in the HHOF, but it does make me wonder what goalies from this past decade we’ll see in the HHOF.  In the past decade, we saw several shoe-ins with Hasek (though he’s he’s not in yet because of his years in Europe), Roy and Belfour with some overlap from Brodeur (who is obviously still playing and will be a lock), but its hard to pick out too many other goalies from the past decade whose resumes scream HHOFer.

Posted by henrymalredo from Lansing on 09/13/13 at 02:17 PM ET

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