MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF NEWS

Ramo & Gio leads Calgary Flames to win over New Jersey Devils

Six months ago, the Calgary Flames did everything to avoid the comparison. With Miikka Kiprusoff’s retirement, the Flames needed a new No. 1 goalie, and Karri Ramo’s arrival meant a new product of Finland’s goalie factory gaining the lion’s share. Still, the organization — and especially Ramo, himself — felt it taboo to put the two netminders in the same category. After...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Devils get ‘Kiprusoffed’ by Rammo, Flames

In theory, the New Jersey Devils are out of the Wild Card race after having dropped a 1-0 decision (which included a controversial no-goal call against the Devils), to the Calgary Flames on Monday night, but Jaromir Jagr was defiant while speaking with the Associated Press: "In my opinion, I think we're going to get one more chance (to make the playoffs)," New...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Who’s In Goal For The Flames?

from Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun, It was the No. 1 question for the Calgary Flames. It still is. With just two NHL pre-season games left on their slate, the Flames puck-stopping situation — specifically, who inherits the starting job from just-retired Miikka Kiprusoff? — remains unsettled. “Still don’t know,” Flames head coach Bob Hartley said after...
Via Kukla's Korner
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Flames’ Finnish prospect not trying to be the new Kipper

He knows what he is — and where he is. He’s a netminder in the city that has been owned by Miikka Kiprusoff for a decade. Not that there aren’t similarities between the two. He’s Finnish. He’s laid-back. He’s got ghouls painted on his mask. Heck he even arrives in Calgary as a 27-year-old — just like you-know-who. But Karri Ramo is not Kiprusoff. “I think he recognizes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Kiprusoff To The HHOF?

Adam Proteau of The Hockey News answers some questions from readers... Miikka Kiprusoff: Hall of Fame worthy or not? Joe.... 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...
Via Kukla's Korner
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Crashing the Net – Bold predictions for the upcoming NHL season (AUDIO)

Just how bad could the Calgary Flames be this upcoming season? With Miikka Kiprusoff retired and Jarome Iginla gone the Flames could be in for a very, very long season. But how does that factor into Aaron Eggemeyer’s bold predictions? Listen in to the replay of last weeks episode to find out!
Via The Majors National
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff announces retirement

With the same lack of fanfare as his arrival to the Stampede City Calgary Flames star goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff announced his retirement Monday morning. Via statement the franchise's all-time leader in wins (305) games played (576) and shutouts (41) over nine oustanding seasons said he was calling it a career. “I’ve been very lucky to have spent 10 years of my career...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Miikka Kiprusoff officially retires

Miikka Kiprusoff has officially retired from the NHL. In a press release sent out by the Calgary Flames, Kiprusoff mentioned how lucky he has been to spend so many years with the Flames and that he decided to hang up his skates at the end of the 2012-13 season.  Kiprusoff started his career with the San Jose Sharks back in 2000-01, but he was traded to the Flames in November of...
Via Bloguin Best
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Flames G Kiprusoff retires from NHL

Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff is retiring from the NHL after 12 seasons. The 36-year-old Kiprusoff, who began his career with the San Jose Sharks, joined the Flames in 2003 and spent nine seasons with Calgary. Kiprusoff says he made the decision to retire at the end of last season, but wanted to think about it over the summer before making an official announcement on Monday...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Miikka Kiprusoff officially retires

Miikka Kiprusoff has officially retired from the NHL. In a press release sent out by the Calgary Flames, Kiprusoff mentioned how lucky he has been to spend so many years with the Flames and that he decided to hang up his skates at the end of the 2012-13 season.  Kiprusoff started his career with the San Jose Sharks back in 2000-01, but he was traded to the Flames in November...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Flames G Miikka Kiprusoff retires from NHL

Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff is retiring from the NHL after 12 seasons. The 36-year-old Kiprusoff, who began his career with the San Jose Sharks, joined the Flames in 2003 and spent nine seasons with Calgary. Kiprusoff says he made the decision to retire at the end of last season, but wanted to think about it over the summer before making an official announcement on Monday...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Flames’ Kiprusoff hangs up his skates

Mikka Kiprusoff has announced his retirement from the game of hockey (courtesy of CBC) For the past nine seasons, the fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome have seen Mikka Kiprusoff between the pipes for their beloved Calgary Flames. But after today that won’t be the case. The 36-year-old Turku, Finland native leaves the Flames after seven season with over 35 wins, a Bronze Medal in...
Via Around The Rink
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Kiprusoff announces retirement

The Calgary Flames announced today the retirement of goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff from the National Hockey League. “Miikka has been up-front with us since the trade deadline that he wanted to finish his outstanding playing career as a Flames player and that the 2013 season was going to be his last” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “We as an organization made it clear...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Mikka Kiprusoff Announces His Retirement

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today the retirement of goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff from the National Hockey League. “Miikka has been up-front with us since the trade deadline that he wanted to finish his outstanding playing career as a Flames player, and that the 2013 season was going to be his last,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “We, as an organization...
Via Kukla's Korner
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

2013-14 NHL Season Preview: Calgary Flames

This 2013-14 NHL Season Preview features the Calgary Flames. The long awaited rebuild is finally underway in Calgary. While some say the Flames waited too long to get top value for their long time captain Jerome Iginla, the youth movement is definitely on now. With Iginla and Miikka Kiprusoff gone, the Flames will have some growing pains in 2013-14. They are coming off their worst...
Via oddmanrush.ca
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames headed toward disaster

The Calgary Flames waited much, much too long to hit the restart button.They didn’t get much in bailout trades that sent Jarome Iginla and Jay Bouwmeester packing. Cornerstone goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff declined to move along and retired. Alex Tanguay cheerfully accepted his reassignment back to Colorado.The team’s big free agent addition was KHL goaltender Kari Ramo, a veteran...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Flames sign goaltender Ramo, trade for Russell

The Calgary Flames signed Finnish goaltender Karri Ramo on Friday. Ramo joins Miikka Kiprusoff, Reto Berra and Joey MacDonald as goalies under contract with the Flames. Calgary awaits a decision from Kiprusoff on whether the 36-year-old veteran will retire or return to the NHL for the final year of his contract. But the Flames were already ushering in the post-Kiprusoff era by...
Via AP on Fox
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

What Will RFA Bobrovsky Do?

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers, The Jackets have reportedly talked with the Calgary Flames seeking permission to speak with Miikka Kiprusoff, hoping to talk him out of retirement. Are they preparing for life without Bobrovsky? Or just trying to spur Bobrovsky into signing and keeping his spot in Columbus? Kekalainen said he "won't respond to speculation,"...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Miikka Kiprusoff Calls It Quits by   Steven Ellis

Reports out of Finland indicate that Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff has decided to retire. Despite flashes of past brilliance, his stats this past year were the worst of all 30 starters. And while it’s a given his shoddy numbers are a byproduct of an awful defense core, his career years were clearly behind him. Kiprusoff declined [...]
Via The Hockey House
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Flames 3, Ducks 1

Miikka Kiprusoff, amid speculation he'll retire at season's end, made 32 saves in Calgary's regular-season home finale Friday night to lead the Flames to a 3-1 victory over the playoff-bound Anaheim Ducks. Roman Horak and Brian McGrattan each scored and Roman Cervenka added an empty-net goal for the Flames, who close with a four-game road trip beginning Sunday in Minnesota...
Via AP on Fox
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Miikka Kiprusoff gives up center ice goal vs Red Wings (Video)

Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff gave up a brutal goal to Detroit Red Wings defenseman Johan Franzen late in Wednesday night's game at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Franzen's shot from center ice took a short hop and bounced through Kiprusoff's pads into the net. Fortunately, the goal wasn't enough to rally the Red Wings from behind, as the Flames were able...
Via Holdout Sports
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Johan Franzen scores from center ice on Miika Kiprusoff

The Detroit Red Wings are in danger of missing the NHL Playoffs for the first time since the 1989-1990 season.  Losing 3-1 to the Calgary Flames, the Red Wings were in need of a break and with 2:42 left in the third period they got one.  Johan Franzen dumped a weak backhand shot in from center ice and it skipped just far enough in front of Flames goalie Miika Kiprusoff that he...
Via Diehardsport
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Flames game-day updates: Quincey, Eaves in as Wings hope to spoil Kipper’s 1st farewell

You can empty the cliche bag regarding the necessity of the Detroit Red Wings earning points against the Calgary Flames this evening (9:30 PM EDT, FSD Plus/TSN/97.1 FM), but nobody's been talking about the degree of difficulty that the Wings actually find themselves facing this evening. The Wings and their workhorse goaltender have to find a way to upstage what will be the...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

The Last Of Kiprusoff?

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun, And so this is how it ends for Miikka Kiprusoff. Ten years of exemplary service with the Calgary Flames organization all comes down to one more token start at home Wednesday night. Maybe two if his play merits one last hurrah in Friday's last Dome date of the 2012-13 NHL season. One or two more chances for the 36-year-old to...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Deadline Live Blog

So, it appears that Miikka Kiprusoff won't be going to Toronto. Will the Leafs have enough to pry Roberto Luongo from the Canucks? What will be the most outrageous rumor to come out of Toronto today? Chime in on all this and more here today!
Via Rotowire
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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