DiPietro Discussion Thread Part II (Post 746 **Placed on Waivers**)
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01-03-2012, 05:49 AM
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Honest question: Do you not remember history, or do you just make things up?
Chris Osgood was traded not for DiPietro to become the starter, but rather because he was playing TERRIBLE & GMG was having a career year. Rick became the start partway through the next season (03-04) since Garth fell off terribly as well.
To correct you, Osgood had an awful start, as did the team, as Osgood was modifying his technique to compliment the Lavy run-and-gun system. BOTH failed. Oz went back to playing his style and ended his slump before the team got out of their slump.
9-9-5 through December 21 (when he replaced DP, then they put DP back in to **** the bed even more), but then he went 8-4 before Milbury got us Papineau to help us win the Cup or get DP playing time - whichever rationale seems more plausible since Oz turned down the drop in pay offered in the summer of '02, flustering Wang, after his record tying 32 win season.
Snow did have a very good run after the team got their heads out of their arses, though. DP......had to beat Snow after his Wade Flaherty heroics. The season......well, we were discussing the Samsonov/DP trade that summer. History could have been soooo much different if Osgood got some movement from the team in contract talks. He did later say he regretted not taking the offer while he was with the Blues.
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