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?