Thursday, September 13, 2007

Rumours



I'll preface this by saying, yes I've stooped this low, and I apologize in advance. I'm not entirely sure I believe this one myself, but I know the person who told me is a good source and he has no reason to lie about it unless he was lied to, and he was told this by someone extremely close to Miikka Kipprusoff himself.

Apparently Kipper is very unhappy with the money he is making, and the actual dollar value his contract holds is not what the public has been lead to believe. I don't know the details and it could be some sort of bargaining tool in contract negotiations by the Kipper camp but it sounds like the negotiations are going to be nothing like the Jarome Iginla/Robyn Regehr wham-bam deal done negotiations.

The other rumour is regarding a former Coyote and man who used to play under Keenan in Vancouver joining the Flames as an FA. I know there were talks between the two camps but I wouldn't say it's a strong possibility given our roster depth.

Anyway, yours to consider.

5 comments:

MetroGnome said...

Hmmm...

that's in direct opposition to what Kipper's saying to the press. Course, players aren't always forthright with the MSM.

MetroGnome said...

Also, the rumored ex-Canuck you mention sounds like Dave Scatchard...

if so, put me in the "nay" column for that potential signing. We already have one Wayne Primeau too many.

therealdeal said...

You guessed right on the guy. Talks have happened but that's about it from what i can tell.

Anonymous said...

can you clarify...are you saying that Kiprusoff is not making the ~3.6 m a year currently widely acknowledged as his salary, but in fact is making less?

and NHLPA.com is perpetuating this?

looooog

therealdeal said...

That's what I was told from a source who was told that by the Kipper camp themselves. Very difficult to believe which is why I said it might be some sort of bargaining tool ala Eagleson, nonetheless this person had no reason to lie about it to me which is why I included it anyway.