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Kiprusoff Or Karlsson

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A lot of people have different opinions and favourites in the world of hockey.

With Kipper's play as of lately he's been in a slump and this has changed the way I think about him. He is a great NHL goalie, one of the best, but he is so melancholy. He shows absolutely no emotion, which could be bad for the team. The Flames aren't doing so well in the standings, and before Darryl Sutter quit, the dressing room was dull. Jay Feaster is encouraging them to show their emotions; to not be afraid to be happy with the way an individual played or frustrated at a call.

Kiprusoff is a private guy and I get that and respect it. It just doesn't help when Karlsson is in net and Kipper is just sitting on the bench like a pile of towels. He just watches whatever is in front of him with a sad look. If you look around the NHL other teams' goalies chat with their teammates; you know, be involved in the game even though they aren't playing.

Maybe I just too tough on Kiprusoff, or just being judgmental. However I do believe that the way that Karlsson isn't afraid to do a little fist pump here or wave the puck at a player is wonderful. It gets inside the oppositions mind; 'hey Karlsson just fist pumped when he stoned me. Man is he in the game!'.

So who do you prefer? Kiprusoff or Karlsson?

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Kiprusoff has always played exactly as he is now. When he has a team in front of him that plays defense, he is unstoppable. When he has a team in from of him that's playing for the other side, it's pretty hard to stop anything. My goodness give the guy a break and find some DEFENSE to help him out a bit. Why would any team want a hot headed goalie?

Karlsson is a great addition to the team, so why are we asking Kiprusoff or Karlsson? Why aren't we asking, Trade Iginla?

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Trade Iginla??? really pal?

cmon now... maybe if we were sitting at 20 points...

We need to build around Iginla. He can still lead a team with points, but more importantly with attitude. Many other tradable players to get young talent, and those young players would strive by playing with iggy.

Say if we are sitting 13 or 14 in the west at this time next year, then see whats avaliable for iggy. No point doing it now. We dont want to be young teams like edm and toronto. gotta build around talent.

And Karlsson is just what Kipper needs to get his game back in shape. (ie competition.)

Karlsson is awesome.. I love his intensity and passion for hockey. He is big, and WILL be a star tender. Kipper has had a rough year, but the last few games have been great. dont get me wrong i love kip and i love how he goes about hockey through focus. But having Karlsson around could make Kipper try even that bit harder to ensure he keeps his starting role. as for goaltending, not an issue in cgy, we just gotta get the puck in the net and keep it in the opposing end to give our defence a rest.

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Kipper is playing better and I didn't mean to sound so tough on him or make him sound bad. What I was trying to point out was that this team plays so much better when they show their emotions.

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