Isles should make sure they're covere...

Isles should make sure they're covered in goal

There are 6 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 21, 2009, titled Isles should make sure they're covered in goal. In it, Newsday reports that:

Now it's time for Plan B. That's "B" as in "backup," or in "bracing," which is what the Islanders should be doing for their future.

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Transplanted Islander fan

Greenwood Lake, NY

#1 Jan 21, 2009
wish DP would just disappear into the night and never be seen again. whatever MM saw in this albatross is beyond me.
John

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Jan 21, 2009
The truth about DiPietro is the NY Islanders worn this guy down. DP over the past few years before he really got hurt must have played over 90% of the games. That work load is way too much.
Busey

North Bergen, NJ

#3 Jan 21, 2009
John wrote:
The truth about DiPietro is the NY Islanders worn this guy down. DP over the past few years before he really got hurt must have played over 90% of the games. That work load is way too much.
yeah, thats why Marty B. gets hurt all the time..

Nabakov, Henrik and Kipper too..

are you joking? He is in his mid-20's and can't play 70 games? Once again, excuses get made for this guy all the time, its unreal.

What an athlete.
Martyland

United States

#4 Jan 21, 2009
Maybe if the Isles do SOMETHING right (unlike last year) they can accumulate some picks and make it possible to draft a goalie or two. Since the team is at least 3 years away from competing seriously for anything, Snow should trade Guerin, Weight, Witt, Martinek, Park, Hunter, Sim...you get the picture....get whatever picks are possible and build for the future, including some goalies. Last year if the tries to move some of the free agents there might have been that extra pick and that goalie could have already been in the system.
dan

East Elmhurst, NY

#5 Jan 21, 2009
Busey wrote:
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yeah, thats why Marty B. gets hurt all the time..
Nabakov, Henrik and Kipper too..
are you joking? He is in his mid-20's and can't play 70 games? Once again, excuses get made for this guy all the time, its unreal.
What an athlete.
I think in DP's case that is correct. Also, DP has always had a non physical defense in front of him and he got beat up a lot.

DP shouldn't have been playing that many games.

Also, they have a swedish prospect named stefan ridderwall who isn't 21 yet so they do have a backup plan.
dan

East Elmhurst, NY

#6 Jan 21, 2009
Martyland wrote:
Maybe if the Isles do SOMETHING right (unlike last year) they can accumulate some picks and make it possible to draft a goalie or two. Since the team is at least 3 years away from competing seriously for anything, Snow should trade Guerin, Weight, Witt, Martinek, Park, Hunter, Sim...you get the picture....get whatever picks are possible and build for the future, including some goalies. Last year if the tries to move some of the free agents there might have been that extra pick and that goalie could have already been in the system.
They do have that prospect in the system. People, do your homework. Stefan Ridderwall is a decent goalie prospect drafted in the 6th round in 2006.

For those who scoff at the 6th round mention, remember that lunqvist was taken in the 7th round.

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