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Flames honour Kiprusoff's wish to stay in Calgary

Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff speaks to media after the trade deadline had ticked by Wednesday...

Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff speaks to media after the trade deadline had ticked by Wednesday night. (Jim Wells/QMI Agency)

ERIC FRANCIS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:47 AM ET

You know that guy who wins the lottery and tells the newspaper he plans to keep his job?

He might, but you can bet he won't play by the rules the rest of the office staff does"¦ because he can.

He can walk away at any time -- the kind of freedom everyone dreams of.

Miikka Kiprusoff is that guy.

As expected, Kiprusoff informed the Calgary Flames Wednesday that, despite the fact his no-trade clause expired in the summer, he wasn't willing to play along"¦ or elsewhere, for that matter.

He has that ability because the Flames paid him more than US$33 million over the last five years.

But it comes at a cost: His reputation.


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