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01-02-2012, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Chapin Landvogt View Post
Don't quite understand the need to exaggerate here. By whose standards should he have been a 2nd rounder at best? I certainly don't recall him being ranked around that are heading into the draft. Quite the contrary - was he not expected to go top 10?

Whereas him being pretty fast-tracked to the NHL with a few games in Chicago was lacking in logic and class, they did ultimately have him down on the farm for a full year where he was a solid #1 who led his AHL team to the Calder Cup finals. That would earn most #1 drafted players a trip to the show the next season in any franchise.
Fair enough. Lets just say a lot of "experts" made a huge mistake in saying he was top 10. Al lot of the pre draft reports that year actually put him up there based on his brash attitude and not his actual playing ability. Go figure.

Seeing the bust he turned into proves he was a 2nd rounder at best.

I agree, he earned a trip to the show but not the number one job, however, Management just handed it to him. Management also always gave him back the number 1 job back whenever he came back form injury.

For God's sake, they dealt away Chris Osgood to give DiPietro the number one job.

Oh and for what it's worth, while he did make the Calder Cup finals, he lost. In fact, he's never won a championship of any kind in his career, not in the pro's, not in the minors, not in college, not in the olympics, not in juniors. Nothing, nada, zip. He holds the NCAA record for most saves in a game, a game he lost. His resume proudly shows one Beanpot tourney win. That's it.

Has been and always will be a loser.

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