Isles goalie DiPietro's season could be over

There are 60 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 14, 2009, titled Isles goalie DiPietro's season could be over. In it, Newsday reports that:

What's left of Rick DiPietro 's season rests on a balky knee that hasn't responded well to surgery more than two months ago to repair meniscus damage, and the Islanders must consider the possibility of shutting ...

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Fed Up

Bloomfield, NJ

#1 Jan 14, 2009
This is why you don't sign someone to a 15 year contract. DiPietro is going to be a salary cap albatross for more than the next decade! What a disaster.
OnlyAsGoodAsYour LastCup

Bronx, NY

#2 Jan 14, 2009
dp is getting what he deserves. the guy is a waste.
go get dubie or get Dunham going.
guess dp is set for life.
he got last laugh wanger.
Busey

Union City, NJ

#3 Jan 14, 2009
does anyone really care anymore?
phishstyx

Dallas, TX

#4 Jan 14, 2009
This is the worst I'v e ever seen it
Jay

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Jan 14, 2009
DiPietro SUCKS.
Sam Champion

United States

#6 Jan 14, 2009
Wang must GO ! Now that it's clear that he's not going to get his "lighthouse project" done he should sell the team to a real hockey guy.The county should have replaced the colo when times were good,now its dire straits again.Maybe its time for a move.Sad, real sad.
Colin Citra-Florida

New York, NY

#7 Jan 14, 2009
I guess bringing back Dubie shows that there is nothing in the minors worth bringing up.What the hell give Mannino a shot ,it can't hurt.
Jeffro

Woodbury, NY

#8 Jan 14, 2009
I have this sick feeling that by this time next season, DiPietro will be retired due to his injuries.
skating on sand

Las Vegas, NV

#9 Jan 14, 2009
DiPs season may be over? How about his "career" may be over . A career that never got started.
stay positive

Montvale, NJ

#10 Jan 14, 2009
Yea, but what about that Lessard pick up!
Busey

Melville, NY

#11 Jan 14, 2009
Jeffro wrote:
I have this sick feeling that by this time next season, DiPietro will be retired due to his injuries.
Isn't that a good thing?
Patrick

United States

#12 Jan 14, 2009
I can only hope this loser's season or career is over. If we can get rid of Floppy than we might actually be able to move on. Mac has done a fine job to this point. He may not be a starter; however he is a solid backup! The upcoming draft should net the Isles some real talent! I may be wrong on this but is Luongo going to be a UFA after this season? If Wang would spend up to the cap we might get some talent in here! And as a by-product of having some talent they might actually sell tickets. I for one am more than fine with giving all of the Isles young guns a chance this season as long as we finish last and are going to get a top 3 pick.

I keep hearing that this team will be moving to vegas...what a shame!!! When the Isles won 4 cups they instilled a fan base for a lifetime if only ownerrship was as passionate as the fans!!!
skating on sand

Las Vegas, NV

#14 Jan 14, 2009
Where is this "moving to Vegas" stuff coming from. There is absolutely no talk about it here. Even the talk about building a new arena has stopped and none of the existing arenas have a regulation size ice.
Busey

Melville, NY

#15 Jan 14, 2009
skating on sand wrote:
Where is this "moving to Vegas" stuff coming from. There is absolutely no talk about it here. Even the talk about building a new arena has stopped and none of the existing arenas have a regulation size ice.
I havent heard that either. Indy or KC is more likely..

However, with regards to the rink argument.. you know they can just make the ice bigger right?
Wang Chung

Orange, MA

#16 Jan 14, 2009
Me rike Rick.
He my boy. I love him long time, and pay him long time too.
Dr Phil

AOL

#17 Jan 14, 2009
stay positive wrote:
Yea, but what about that Lessard pick up!
Who the hell is Lessard? Looked him up and his stats stink. This year with Chicago in the AHL he has six (6) goals. Last year he had one (1) goal in 19 games with Atlanta. We have plenty of that "talent" already in Tambellini, Bailey, Okposo. Nielsen and Bergenheim. Our only chance is to win the draft lottery; but who knows who they will choose or if they will trade down to get a new Zamboni operator.
byebyenow

Atlanta, GA

#18 Jan 14, 2009
hamilton is another fine option where they can play 2nd fiddle to another original 6 team.
Silence Dogood

New York, NY

#19 Jan 14, 2009
The 15 year deal with Ricky was looked upon as odd. However, the organization wanted to lock him up for a long period of time and pay him a substancial amount of money. Let's say that they only did a four year deal at that time, the cap hit on the money that they agreed to would have been huge. By laying it over 15 years, the cap hit was much lighter on a per-year basis.

As with all NHL contracts, if a player retires DUE TO INJURY, then the contract is paid by insurance and the yearly total does not apply to the cap. If a player retires on his own, then the team is no longer obligated to pay the salary (unless stipulated in the contract as a guarantee. Then the cap hit is only 60% and decreases to 40% and 20% each year until the contract expires or last longer than four years.

Anyway, the Islanders need not worry about the salary cap "ceiling" (max amount of player salary) as they are much closer to the salary cap "floor" (minimum amount of player salary).

The Lighthouse project that Mr. Wang wants was pushed through the County but it is now stalled at the Town of Hempstead. The only way this team stays here is if the Lighthouse project goes through.
Walking Wounded

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Jan 14, 2009
Season isover for DiPi? Really?? Did it even start for him? He is becoming the Carl Pavano of goaltenders. Huge contract but he never plays!
The Great Oz

New York, NY

#21 Jan 14, 2009
Looks like DP the tin man is coming apart faster than my friend the scarecrow. So this coming ever since Isle's dumped Loungo and said this guy was the franchise. Very over rated goalie. Can name a dozen or more that are better and more deserving of a good contract....Hockey Rumor has Isle's sending their 2009 pick and some players possibly to Atlanta for Ilya Kovalchuk. If this happens so much for rebuilding via the draft

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