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08:25 AM ET 04.04 | At his age, it's clear Miikka Kiprusoff is closer to the end of his career than the beginning, but he'd like to finish in Calgary -- not Toronto. "We all know I did talk with the Leafs," Kiprusoff said Wednesday night. "You know another team wants you, and I was thinking a lot about it. And I got that feeling, doubts, that it was the right thing to do to go there. If you start second-guessing ... I don't think it's right for the Leafs, if my heart is not 100 per cent in it." Under the terms of his contract, Kiprusoff's cap hit is set to remain at $5.83 million next season, but he'll make $1.5 million should he choose to report in 2013/14. ... Does he plan to retire? "Well, I think I???m going to finish up the season and we're going to sit down with the Flames after that, and we'll go from there."

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April 4, 2013  08:50 AM ET

It would appear to be that time.

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April 4, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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I think Kipper did the Leafs a huge favour by saying no to this. I don't see how that situation would have ever played out well.

Give your GM kudos for trying.

April 4, 2013  09:21 AM ET

Kiprusoff ready to retire?

With a 3.64 GAA and .868 S% it appears he already has.

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April 4, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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I had to run down to the ACC and shake and slap a reminder into Nonis that the Lord Irk is no longer reigning o'er this land, and he doesn't have to make a Burkish trade.

but to keep the feeling, you bought him a vat of Old Crow....

April 4, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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I think Kipper did the Leafs a huge favour by saying no to this. I don't see how that situation would have ever played out well.

He didn't do Calgary or himself any favors though. In fact, I think he sckre-wed the Flames royally. Even a 4th round pick would've been better than nothing.

April 4, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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He didn't do Calgary or himself any favors though. In fact, I think he sckre-wed the Flames royally. Even a 4th round pick would've been better than nothing.

Agreed.

But best of luck to ya, Kip!

April 4, 2013  09:51 AM ET
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Give your GM kudos for trying.

Could not disagree more. The 2013 version of Kipper was in no way, shape or form, better than the goaltending TOR has already. To give up any asset for him would have been a complete waste. The added damage it would have done to the incumbents and the room in general would have made it a huge negative.

Nonis stole a page from "Stand Pat" Gillick's playbook this year, and laissez-faire was definitely the way to go for TOR

April 4, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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Could not disagree more. The 2013 version of Kipper was in no way, shape or form, better than the goaltending TOR has already. To give up any asset for him would have been a complete waste. The added damage it would have done to the incumbents and the room in general would have made it a huge negative.

Nonis stole a page from "Stand Pat" Gillick's playbook this year, and laissez-faire was definitely the way to go for TOR

God forbid Celine sees this.....he'll skate even less.

April 4, 2013  09:54 AM ET
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Agreed. But best of luck to ya, Kip!

Somehow I doubt he'll be starting many games in Calgary the rest of the way.

April 4, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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Could not disagree more. The 2013 version of Kipper was in no way, shape or form, better than the goaltending TOR has already. To give up any asset for him would have been a complete waste. The added damage it would have done to the incumbents and the room in general would have made it a huge negative.Nonis stole a page from "Stand Pat" Gillick's playbook this year, and laissez-faire was definitely the way to go for TOR

He wasn't looking to replace Reimer with Kipper. He just wanted to acquire him to provide some veteran guidance. I guess you didn't see the Nonis presser.

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April 4, 2013  10:03 AM ET
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I think Kipper did the Leafs a huge favour by saying no to this. I don't see how that situation would have ever played out well.

Sometimes the best prayers are those unanswered. Kipper is done. He can sit back , relax , and tan his face on the bench as Joey Mac allows the goal light to blaze away behind him.

April 4, 2013  10:04 AM ET
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Way to skip out on the final year on your contract buddy..true professional you are.

You're just trolling, right?

April 4, 2013  10:06 AM ET
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You're just trolling, right?

Here we go.....

April 4, 2013  10:18 AM ET
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Way to skip out on the final year on your contract buddy..true professional you are.

I hope this is sarcasm.

Otherwise, Pot meet Kettle; Kettle meet Pot

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