Islanders place DiPietro on Waivers
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02-22-2013, 12:23 PM
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Close. He pushed Snow to do it. The contract was signed September 2006. Snow took over in July 2006. The contract is seen by some as one of the reasons that Neil Smith was only here a month, there was speculation (not rumor, merely speculation) that Smith refused to sign DP to that contract.
Smith was fired. He didn't quit.
Wang had tried luring Tambellini or Lombardi, into taking his gm by committee job, but both passed. Smith hadn't had a gm job is yrs and publicly lobbied for the job.
The problem was, after agreeing to work under Wang's gm by committee approach, Smith laters balked at the conditions he'd agreed too. So Wang fired him.
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