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12-14-2012, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by blinkman360 View Post
I don't really get the DiPietro hate. At least when it comes to his contract. I think any sane person would have signed it. The problem was the fact that the contract was even on the table to begin with.

Had DP been the type of player who basically quit on his team and the fans after getting paid, I'd understand the hate. But he's actually done the opposite. The guy can't stay healthy but he hasn't given up on salvaging a career. I actually respect him for that, regardless of whether or not I think he'll ever succeed in becoming even a decent NHL goaltender again.

Would it be nice to not have that $4.5M on the books? Sure. If it wasn't on the books, do I think the Isles would use it to bring in a UFA to help this team? Probably not. Therefore, I don't really think it matters either way.
Who HATES DiPietro? I hate his contract and the decisions HE made and what he has and will continue to do to my team.

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