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10-25-2010, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by redbull View Post
do you really think Roloson is THAT MUCH better than DiPietro today? Seriously?

Is this because of ONE BAD game against Florida? He wasn't even that bad in that loss, he made some nice saves and you could hardly fault him on the winning goal. Outside Tavares, the whole team played poorly IMO.

Against TB he was incredible.

Do we expect Roloson to play every game like he did against Toronto? Is that an expectation that's realistic?

I ABSOLUTELY believe you have to give DiPietro time to get his game back, for the benefit of THE TEAM, not DiPietro.

If you think that starting DiPietro is somehow reflecting "not winning now" I strongly suggest you look at the bigger picture. Like using Yashin's buyout money and not placing Streit on LTIR to have enough cap space to hit the cap floor.

Signing Moulson last year was a calculated (cheap) risk.

Signing PAParenteau in the off-season and GIVING HIM first line minutes alongside their prized #1 overall pick is a joke, not a strategy.

Having 2 waiver pickups in the top 9 is screaming of "not winning now"

Playing Bailey for two years when he clearly didn't belong or even keeping Niederreiter this year tells me, as a fan, that we don't plan to compete this year.

I'd have been happier and more convinced that "winning now" mattered if we did what Phoenix did last year with their roster.

The Islanders are NOT PLANNING TO win now, they are HOPING they can win now GIVEN the roster decisions they've made. I'm not saying they won't continue playing well and maybe they have a shot at the playoffs but if you think DP's on the list of "why this team doesn't win now" I suggest he's an unnecessary fan scapegoat for a franchise who hasn't seen much playoffs at all under the current owner/regime.

I feel like I'm defending DiPietro for some odd reason - I think Roloson is a better goalie today, to be clear. But not allowing DiPietro the proper game-time to get better is completely absurd to me, contract or no contract.
See i never said Roli overall skill level was better. We have no clue what level DP is at. At this point in time who is in better game shape and has played better this season Roli.

I am not comparing skill levels since we have no clue what DP can do now. DP having full blown starter time is my issue. I am not saying give him a game every so often but right now he should not get the majority of starts. Once he starts getting use to the game again then start the throwing more starts at him,

With regards to winning now, I understand your point but this team seems to better than years past and as the season goes on and we see DP is losing us games. Do you still play him as much? The games DP won was because of our team stepping up and scoring except for TB, he played well.

I want DP to get back to form like he was, its best for this team. I just don't think we should be carting him out there majority of games. He is super slow still as we have seen and seems to have problems locating the puck .

I do not think DP has earned the spot to be starting most games. If you believe so, please give me some examples. Earning a spot is key like Matt Moulsen has done, PAP has done ( i hate that guy), like sim has done. These guys have earned their time on team.

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