DiPietro Discussion Thread Part II (Post 746 **Placed on Waivers**)
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01-03-2012, 01:17 PM
I Miss Milstein.
Join Date: Dec 2003
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He turned down a multi-year contract extension
. NYI had Snow, a playoff tested back-up or 1A, to man the pipes post-trade.
In simple terms, guy says 'No, thanks' to re-upping. First thing NYI fans always cry about is a 'player wanting to be here or move him out' - this fits that mold. Isn't that the same process for Nabby, get rid of him b/c he doesn't want to be here???
Conveniently, you're ignoring the "extension" was a big pay cut. He just won 32 games and held the team in til game 7 after taking a huge beating, barely able to stand.
The team offered him an extension - at $1M less than he was making. The offer was a multi-year deal at $3M per when Oz was making $4M. The sad, sad irony (which kept DP on LI) is that he took $3M from the Blues his next contract.
But to say Osgood didn't want to be here is ignorant, patently false and ridiculous. He wanted to retire an Islander.
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