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01-06-2013, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Caustic Acrostic View Post
Let's hope. If the Islanders want to show some 'big market savvy' en route to being a 'big market team,' now's the time to start acting like it and make it stick. Give ground to the new image by making a move that shows that winning is more important than one deficit on the roster.
This is a very good point. Forget money, skill, all that jazz. This is a young team looking to become a contender with all the prospects waiting to make the big show, it would be a huge symbolic statement to permanently remove DiPietro from the Islanders organization (at least as a player, if he wants to be an assistant goalie coach or whatever that's fine).

People need to stop thinking of the Islanders as "that team who is still paying DiPietro " and start thinking of the Islanders as "that team with Tavares and all those kids who could become a powerhouse real soon".

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