DiPietro wants to play as he copes wi...

DiPietro wants to play as he copes with family death

There are 18 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 29, 2008, titled DiPietro wants to play as he copes with family death. In it, Newsday reports that:

Rick DiPietro tossed his goalie pads and goalie stick aside and borrowed a pair of gloves and a stick from a teammate.

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JOHN GOTTI JR

AOL

#3 Feb 29, 2008
YOU SHOULD BE HOME WITH YOUR MOTHER SHE NEEDS YOU NOW MORE THEN YOUR TEAM.
GET MOVING
transplanted islander fan

Mineola, NY

#4 Mar 1, 2008
Hey Ricky so sorry for your loss, I know it's tough losing a loved one. But, Ricky do the team a favor take some time off, mourn your loss maybe a few games, a week, a month , the rest of the season even. Let a goalie play who can stop the puck before it's going into the net not on the way out.
transplanted islander fan

Mineola, NY

#5 Mar 1, 2008
Having memories of the past. thinking of things the way they were and used to be. But living in the past can be harmful. Can't we start thinking of the future?????? Enough already with the glory days!!!!!!! Think ahead of the future not of the past anymore please!!!!!!!!!!
turnpike lunatic

AOL

#6 Mar 1, 2008
transplanted islander fan wrote:
Hey Ricky so sorry for your loss, I know it's tough losing a loved one. But, Ricky do the team a favor take some time off, mourn your loss maybe a few games, a week, a month , the rest of the season even. Let a goalie play who can stop the puck before it's going into the net not on the way out.
I'm glad such a ffuckingg j-off like yourself has moved or as you say transplanted...do us all a favor stay "F" off the board for a while!
kallur

Andes, NY

#7 Mar 1, 2008
If Bob Bourne is going to be bronzed, then why not Tonelli? In fact, why isn't Tonelli's jersey retired? No one gave more, played harder, or scored bigger goals, made bigger assists, than Tonelli. It's time to honor that.
Also: how many here have seen DP steal a game, like Conklin did the other night? I've seen him steal one, about a month ago, I forget against whom.
Rob

Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Mar 1, 2008
He stole some games early in the season when the Isles were scoring 2 goals/game but winning. He probably wasn't tired at the beginning of the season. He needs to sit and rest more often. Why is that so hard to see (for Nolan)?
Dino

Springfield Gardens, NY

#10 Mar 1, 2008
transplanted islander fan wrote:
Hey Ricky so sorry for your loss, I know it's tough losing a loved one. But, Ricky do the team a favor take some time off, mourn your loss maybe a few games, a week, a month , the rest of the season even. Let a goalie play who can stop the puck before it's going into the net not on the way out.
ooh my god i didnt see that coming, that was pretty funny tho you just made my morning
empty seats

Bronx, NY

#11 Mar 1, 2008
transplanted islander fan wrote:
Hey Ricky so sorry for your loss, I know it's tough losing a loved one. But, Ricky do the team a favor take some time off, mourn your loss maybe a few games, a week, a month , the rest of the season even. Let a goalie play who can stop the puck before it's going into the net not on the way out.
LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
Frank Beans

Beacon, NY

#12 Mar 1, 2008
Rob wrote:
He stole some games early in the season when the Isles were scoring 2 goals/game but winning. He probably wasn't tired at the beginning of the season. He needs to sit and rest more often. Why is that so hard to see (for Nolan)?
He needs to rest and Doobie needs some playing time.
turnpike lunatic

AOL

#13 Mar 1, 2008
Dino actually posted as the transplanted islander fan
transplanted islander fan

Mineola, NY

#15 Mar 1, 2008
turnpike lunatic wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm glad such a ffuckingg j-off like yourself has moved or as you say transplanted...do us all a favor stay "F" off the board for a while!
hey moron i'm here and i'm staying !!!!!!! if u can't handle the truth then stop reading u effen ahole
aaa

Plainview, NY

#16 Mar 1, 2008
once again ranger fans show how classless they are - making fun of someone who had a death in the family. I'm surprised you all weren't there to shake the grandmother's ambulance that took her to the hospital. Any of you who have graduated high school at this point will understand that reference.
BORE NO MORE

White Plains, NY

#17 Mar 1, 2008
It just shows what a classless idiot DP is.
His Grandmother died, he wants to play hockey.
He probably doesn't want to miss any off this Bore No More Crap.
Most athletes would leave and support their families.
What a loser he is.
DP suck s
empty seats

Bronx, NY

#18 Mar 1, 2008
BORE NO MORE wrote:
It just shows what a classless idiot DP is.
His Grandmother died, he wants to play hockey.
He probably doesn't want to miss any off this Bore No More Crap.
Most athletes would leave and support their families.
What a loser he is.
DP suck s
it also shows what an over-inflated ego he has. thinks he's superman! too bad he's given up 2 softies so far in today's game. so glad you're playing ricky!
aaa

Plainview, NY

#19 Mar 1, 2008
So chanting "potvin sucks" at every ranger game isn't enough, now you actually WATCH islander games? It's ok to be obsessed. It's ok for you to want an islander loss than a ranger win.

It's almost scary how immature ranger fans are. Making fun of a guy who's family member just died. Have any ranger fans graduated high school yet?
Dino

Springfield Gardens, NY

#20 Mar 1, 2008
turnpike lunatic wrote:
Dino actually posted as the transplanted islander fan
yeah somehow i moved to a computer in haverstraw...and i dont even know where that is, within 10 minutes to post twice

you are a moron. Turnpike moron.
Dino

Springfield Gardens, NY

#21 Mar 1, 2008
aaa wrote:
once again ranger fans show how classless they are - making fun of someone who had a death in the family. I'm surprised you all weren't there to shake the grandmother's ambulance that took her to the hospital. Any of you who have graduated high school at this point will understand that reference.
ricky red light is an islander fan moron. Newsflash, not all islanders fans have a man crush on DP. All you guys ever do is make excuses when hes bad. Hanks father was near death for months you didnt see him or the fans talk about that as an excuse for his struggles.

DP is an excuse artist. When hes bad he blames a million injuries. Look it up.

“Is anyone actually from here?”

Since: Jan 08

Scabilene, TX

#22 Mar 3, 2008
well regardless who's good or bad, if you lose a loved one, you have to cope somehow. Let it go.

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