Islanders place DiPietro on Waivers
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02-23-2013, 12:38 PM
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The thing I will never understand is they drafted him #1 and they already had a #1 goalie. No one ever drafts a goalie at #1 esp when you have a #1 goalie in net already. Milbury was a complete idiot. But that's a whole other painful discussion.
Milbury was a complete idiot, but he was making the all too common mistake of thinking that the proper way to build a team is to emulate the previous winner. He saw the future as needing a goalie who can play the puck, so drafted a goalie he thought would be a Brodeur in the future - able to tend the net well, but also able to dictate the pace of the game by breaking up plays.
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