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02-22-2013, 03:22 PM
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DiPietro Will Be Forever Defined By An Offer He Couldnít Refuse

Imagine you play sports professionally and your teamís owner decides to offer you a 15-year contract at a rate that would never put you in a position to worry about anything having to do with money again.

What would you do? Honestly? If you liked the area where the team was located, had no issue with the direction the franchise was heading and felt a sense of loyalty due to the fact that this same organization also decided to make you the first at your position to go No. 1 overall in the draft, would you seriously say no?

What Rick DiPietro did back in September 2006 was probably what any of us would have done. He secured his future. He made sure no one in his family would ever face financial issues again.

And anyone who blames him for that, regardless of how his career turned out, is just a fool.

Originally Posted by Bunk Moreland View Post
Very good write up.. Sums up exactly why I've never really hated Rickey just hated the owner for giving him that contract.

Originally Posted by Streit Power View Post
so to get this straight now...

Let's say he clears waivers and goes in Bridgeport, we still have to pay his salary but it doesn't count against our cap right..??
His cap hit I believe still counts.

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