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01-02-2012, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Isle Junkie View Post
well it was better than just decent. It was a damn fine season. but whatever, I think most fans know what Rick is by now & I can't imagine anyone actually believing he'll ever get back to that form again.
Yes it was. DiPietro single-handily willed the Islanders to the playoffs that year. After the ASG, he had three regulation losses--two of them we were shutout against the devils, and the other we were robbed against the Rags when they called off what video later showed was a good-goal. Think about that. He lost ONE game where we scored after the ASG. And even that one should've went to OT.

I think he's done now, as the surgeries have done a number on him. But to suggest that he was only "average" or "okay" that season is ridiculous.

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