Breaking news: WHOOOOO!

Best news possible seems to be on the way: Miikka Kiprusoff appears to have signed a six-year extension.

From tsn.ca:

“The Calgary Flames ownership group has made a huge commitment to Miikka and we expect him to be a major contributor to the success of our organization for years to come,” said Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter in a press release. “With today’s announcement, we have some key players under long term contracts and we look forward to that group leading us to the next level.”

Reported numbers are$35 million over six years for a $5.8 M cap hit each year, but with real money heavily weighted towards the front of the deal. So, again, Flames convince a key cog to sign below market value.

As important as Jarome Iginla, Dion Phaneuf, Robyn Regehr and everyone else are to this team, Kiprusoff was always the most important signing. He’s a Top 3 goalie in the league and gives you a chance to win every night: you can’t lose that, because it’s irreplaceable. You can’t say that about any of the other guys on this team.

How they sign Phaneuf, Langkow and Huselius at this point is a pickle (and more on that soon), but I’ll take that gherkin over the one that has somebody else starting in goal next season.

Good times!

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~ by duncan on October 29, 2007.

One Response to “Breaking news: WHOOOOO!”

  1. a lot of UFA’s next year, i’m sure they can get those three signed.

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