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[NYI] Rick DiPietro

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07-01-2013, 11:15 PM
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I always knew this contract wouldnt work. Damn, hopefully all these buyouts for these crazy contracts make the gm's think twice before handing them out.

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07-01-2013, 11:16 PM
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Such a great start, was a great goalie and now this. I truly feel sorry for the guy. I think some people don't realize how good he was before flaming out like this. I really hoped he could have pulled it together but apparently its his time. I think he should just stop playing personally. Its going to be hard for him to stop but he just has to.
Great post. Ironically his injuries really kicked in during the All-Star competition he was in.

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07-01-2013, 11:18 PM
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That post is bacon wrapped filet mignon . lol!
You have to add in the creamed spinach, then it's perfect. Peter Luger's man, Peter Luger's.

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07-01-2013, 11:19 PM
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Great post. Ironically his injuries really kicked in during the All-Star competition he was in.
he is going to earn and has earned millions of dollars which he doesnt really deserve at this point.

He will be fine even if he calls it quits

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07-01-2013, 11:22 PM
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DiPietro better be laughing all the way to the bank with this one...
Better be careful. Don't wanna trip over yourself in a hurry.

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07-01-2013, 11:23 PM
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Great post. Ironically his injuries really kicked in during the All-Star competition he was in.
glad someone remembered this.

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07-01-2013, 11:25 PM
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Wang was a fool to give this contract to Dipietro in the first place. I shook my head 6 years ago when the contract was given, however i could have never forseen how much of a bad move it would turn out to be. Isles have a history of bad moves with this contract and Yashin's contract being the prime examples. Wish Rick all the best in the future though, and that is a nice chunk of change arriving every year for Rick for not playing hockey.

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07-01-2013, 11:25 PM
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Lol at people saying congrats islanders, they signed a goaltender to a terrible contract that they now have to pay him to not play. This will be the only money wang will spend this summer, snow won't be able to sign any UFAs
Compliance buyouts come out of players share if revenue

Don't expect the cap to emrise next season... Buy outs will keep it down

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07-01-2013, 11:26 PM
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He was good at one point.

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07-01-2013, 11:29 PM
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We still have Dipietro? But, it is believed that he will be traded to the Nucks.

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07-01-2013, 11:30 PM
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People need to realize Rick would probably give up the $1.5M for the next 16 years in a heartbeat if it meant he could get his career back on track. He's that dedicated to the game and to his team. That's why it's all a bit bittersweet. He was a damn good goalie at one point. But after signing that silly contract, as luck would have it, his hips and knees both went. He's also had about 4 concussions over his career.

But that one knee (left, if I'm not mistaken) was very problematic. After multiple surgeries, he still had considerable swelling over stretches. You can tell he tried to adjust his game a bit, but from being away for so long and not being able to adjust, you can tell he just could not get it right. His positioning always looked off...and his reaction time was terrible. That never improved over the years.

Another team could take a chance on him for sure...low risk contract. But know full well you can probably never rely on him to take over as starter. That was my problem when he was still considered part of the Isles' future. You need to rely on your starting goalie to stand on his head throughout an entire season and hopefully deep into the playoffs. Considering Rick's injury history, there was very little confidence he could carry the team for very long stretches. Not on those knees and hips.
Agreed. I hope he catches on somewhere.

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07-01-2013, 11:41 PM
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Good news for Islander fans. Dropping this dead weight contract must make all of you happy.

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07-01-2013, 11:45 PM
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Congrats to Islanders fans! Was worried they wouldn't do it!

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07-01-2013, 11:50 PM
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Congrats Islanders and their fans. Is there any more Milbury crap that still needs to be shed from the team, or is this finally it?
Just Charles Wang. Nothing major.

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07-01-2013, 11:53 PM
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Wang was a fool to give this contract to Dipietro in the first place. I shook my head 6 years ago when the contract was given, however i could have never forseen how much of a bad move it would turn out to be. Isles have a history of bad moves with this contract and Yashin's contract being the prime examples. Wish Rick all the best in the future though, and that is a nice chunk of change arriving every year for Rick for not playing hockey.
They weren't good moves but both also suffered horrific injuries that really derailed their careers (Yashin with the sliced wrist that really took away his best asset, and Ricky with all the knee and hip injuries). Those moves aren't that bad if Yash and Rick (mostly Rick as the Yashin money looks ridiculous even today), stay healthy.


Feel bad for Rick as he is the ultimate competitor. I doubt very much that we will see him in the NHL anytime soon, but you never know. Wish him the best of luck and hope he can deal with this.

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07-01-2013, 11:54 PM
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Why would Wang use a compliance buyout on him? He always tried to find ways to circumvent the cap floor and by artificially inflating his payroll. I thought he would use a normal buyout to count a 1.5M$ on the cap hit without actually taking a roster spot.

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07-01-2013, 11:57 PM
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Why would Wang use a compliance buyout on him? He always tried to find ways to circumvent the cap floor and by artificially inflating his payroll. I thought he would use a normal buyout to count a 1.5M$ on the cap hit without actually taking a roster spot.
With the move he may not want to handcuff the franchise that far into the future.
Islanders have a strong TV contract it has always been the arena weighing the team down. If they can put a winning team on the ice on a consistent basis it will generate revenue.

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07-01-2013, 11:59 PM
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With the move he may not want to handcuff the franchise that far into the future.
Islanders have a strong TV contract it has always been the arena weighing the team down. If they can put a winning team on the ice on a consistent basis it will generate revenue.
Personally I am surprised he didn't use a normal buyout. If and when the cap goes up to 80M+(which I am guessing happens within 5 years), 1.5M will be minimal if an owner wants to spend to the cap limit

Only reason I don't see Wang using a normal buyout is somebody somewhere told him it decreases the value/namebrand of the team. I am guessing more then hindering the team if it wants to spend to the cap max, they just want to ride the franchise of Dipietro's name being brought up in any fashion(ie they don't need everybody saying for the next few years how Dipietros caphit is putting them over the cap min, much like how Yashin's name still gets brought up on occasion how his caphit is being used to get them over the cap min). Sort of an out of site out of mind.

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07-02-2013, 12:00 AM
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DiPietro better be laughing all the way to the bank with this one...
I have no doubt this crushed his heart. There's no chance he's "laughing all the way to the bank"

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07-02-2013, 12:02 AM
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I'd love to say I feel sorry for DP, but I dont.

Guy dosnt have to work another day in his life.

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07-02-2013, 12:13 AM
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I never knew how handsome DiPietro used to be.

Yes homo.

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07-02-2013, 12:15 AM
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Players who haven't even entered the league yet will play their entire career and retire honorably before the NYI are through making annual payments to the estate of Rick Dipietro, Esq.

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I wonder if anyone will give him a shot when he's a free agent. There's gotta be a team stupid enough to do it, right?
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07-02-2013, 12:17 AM
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I'd love to say I feel sorry for DP, but I dont.

Guy dosnt have to work another day in his life.
Agreed, kind of amazing that he will be making 1.5 mil a year until he's 47 doing absolutely nothing.

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Ha, good for Islanders, but I'm really curious to see what DiPietro will do now.
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