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Top five reasons Kiprusoff should return to NHL

Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff proved Wednesday night he can still be a difference-maker. Photo by...

Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff proved Wednesday night he can still be a difference-maker. Photo by Darren Makowichuk/Calgary Sun.

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:24 PM ET

Miikka Kiprusoff won't publicly state he's calling it a career after this season.

Still, that's the general belief around the Saddledome these days.

Therefore, Friday's clash between the Calgary Flames and Anaheim Ducks could be the final time Kiprusoff suits up before the Sea of Red.

However, the Flames all-time leader in goaltending wins and shutouts continues to insist he hasn't made up his mind. So, his performance in Wednesday's 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings -- even with the blooper-worthy goal surrendered late in the win -- Kiprusoff showed he still has what it takes to be an impact goaltender in the NHL.

With that in mind, here are five reasons Kiprusoff should consider returning for at least one more season.


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