Which of course, they do, but we still find that ironic as hell.
(If that little piece of prose can't get us into the National Posts quote section, we don't know what will)
Ok. Let's get to what we came to do. As I'm writing this, Sacramento just got screwed in the draft lottery. Fucking hilarious. Anyways, you could probably tell by the headline, we take the opposite view of Domebeer-aholic Kent Wilson.
Why? I mean, he even had a chart!:
Well, we got charts too:
We bolded all the stats Kipper was better in. You will notice his name is bolded too, which is pretty fucking impressive.
Our opinion? Excellence is hard, and it is hard to be excellent over a long season, especially when you play 73 games because your idiot GM doesn't get you a NHL caliber backup. Yet Kipper finds a way. We think that's because, you know, he is a world class fucking goaltender. In any given situation, when you have one shot at making a save or not making a save, few are better than Kipper. We understand the buy low sell high, but last time we checked, the only guy on the roster holding the window open was Kipper, seeing as the Captain has decided to take the rest of his contract off.
The Flames have Mikka Kiprusoff through the 13/14 hockey season. During those years, his actual salary owed goes down every year (7m, 6m, 5m, 1.5m). Both those things make us happy. Really, if anything, the Flames should trade everybody but Kipper for draft picks, tank it next year for more draft picks, and try to contend for the 12/13, 13/14 seasons.
What? No FJM? Please, we have a little more respect for our fellow Flames fans than that.
Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.