Though he led the league with 45 wins, Kipper was nowhere near his old Vezina form in 2008-09. He failed to finish among the top 30 in either goals-against average or save percentage, and it was his inability to make that big save when it was needed most that ultimately sank the Flames last spring. Any further deterioration in his game will doom Calgary to playoff irrelevancy.
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