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01-09-2013, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Caustic Acrostic View Post there really any positive spin to be placed on this?

If the Isles go with DP as a backup, it's basically an unspoken missive that they don't intend on taking advantage of a short season any further than prioritizing DP's sixth attempt at coming back over a playoff push in my opinion.

Maybe it's just me, but I've heard the "I feel great" talk three times too many to have a great deal of faith in it.
probably three HUNDRED times too many. But even Lindsay Lohan will one day "change"

I've said three HUNDRED times, as have MANY on this board, over the past few years that the lottery is pre-determined before training camp. As it is this year. And DiPietro is the LEAST relevant contributor to this "goal"

The holes at forward and on defense is the reason why the NYI will get another top player next year. Just like the last five years. If DiPietro retires, same result.

With that said, in a shortened season, I can see Nabokov playing 35-40 games so the back-up will be less of an impact.

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