Isles sign Roloson to backstop DiPietro

Isles sign Roloson to backstop DiPietro

There are 49 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 1, 2009, titled Isles sign Roloson to backstop DiPietro. In it, Newsday reports that:

If the Islanders have to break glass in case of an emergency with goaltender Rick DiPietro 's balky left knee, at least they know they have a quality backup in place to give them a chance to remain competitive.

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dirk

Bell Island, Canada

#1 Jul 1, 2009
backstop DP my arse, rollie is twice the goalie that fragile egomaniac will ever be.
None of your business

New York, NY

#2 Jul 1, 2009
" If the Islanders have to break glass in case of an emergency with goaltender Rick DiPietro's balky left knee, "

You think there is a prayer Zipay started his Cablevision-Newsday-Ranger sales article article writing this about Gaborik who has been even more injured than DiPietro with HIP surgeries.

Such double-standards in coverage.
Phishstyx

United States

#3 Jul 1, 2009
Rickety is done
double chilli

Santa Ana, CA

#4 Jul 1, 2009
Rollie's family lives in KC and are looking for a house for him.
Pete

Las Vegas, NV

#6 Jul 1, 2009
Just what we need a 40 something year old goalie to go along with rickey and 2 high picks for goalies.Maybe if garth gets all the goalies in the league we can win by default.I don't get it 40 years old garth with all the money they pay you to screw things up why don't you be the backup goalie / gm save wang some more money this is getting more stupid by the minute.All the other teams get younger tougher we get a nother goalie where's Billy Smith lets bring him back too .Maybe it is time to quit supporting this mess.
None of Your Business

New York, NY

#7 Jul 1, 2009
Phishstyx wrote:
Rickety is done
Mike Richter was done around 1998...LOL

Did Gaborik hurt his hip yet?
Busey

North Bergen, NJ

#8 Jul 1, 2009
None of your business wrote:
" If the Islanders have to break glass in case of an emergency with goaltender Rick DiPietro's balky left knee, "
You think there is a prayer Zipay started his Cablevision-Newsday-Ranger sales article article writing this about Gaborik who has been even more injured than DiPietro with HIP surgeries.
Such double-standards in coverage.
agreed... they are both VERY injury prone.
Problem is Gaborik will actually play next year.
And when he does, he is a top 10 player in the league.
When DP does..he is still average
duhh

Brielle, NJ

#9 Jul 1, 2009
Busey wrote:
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agreed... they are both VERY injury prone.
Problem is Gaborik will actually play next year.
And when he does, he is a top 10 player in the league.
When DP does..he is still average
Oh so here we go again with this crap. Busey, Gaborik won't be on the rags next year at this time, so give it a rest with all your Kansas City crap and your gaborik is better than diPi crap. Gaborik had HIP SURGERY, he is just as, if not more of a liability than ricky is. 7.5 million for 5 years, GOOD LUCK unloading that next year!
duhh

Brielle, NJ

#10 Jul 1, 2009
Phishstyx wrote:
Rickety is done
Dude, seriously; go lick the toilet bowls at penn station, get VD, and die already!
ISLES

Tenafly, NJ

#11 Jul 1, 2009
Busey wrote:
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agreed... they are both VERY injury prone.
Problem is Gaborik will actually play next year.
And when he does, he is a top 10 player in the league.
When DP does..he is still average
maybe 3 yrs ago
Jay

Ewa Beach, HI

#13 Jul 1, 2009
Slim picking for remaining FA. Wouldn't mind Garth signing the 2 or 3 of the following players.

RW- Nik Antropov (Rangers)
RW - Jason Williams (Columbus)
LW - Alex Tanguay (Montreal)

D - Dennis Seidenberg (Carolina)
D - Jordan Leopold (Florida)
D - Dmitri Kalinin (Phoenix)

Any thoughts?
drpt

Huntington Station, NY

#14 Jul 1, 2009
I heard that dirty sob billy smith will be third string. His hip is better shape than rickety dipi'smello.
whatever

Bay Shore, NY

#15 Jul 2, 2009
drpt wrote:
I heard that dirty sob billy smith will be third string. His hip is better shape than rickety dipi'smello.
GET IT?!?!
Jay

Ewa Beach, HI

#16 Jul 2, 2009
The Habs stole Cammaleri on a five-year,$30-million contract... DAMN IT Garth!
TJ Bova

Winters, TX

#17 Jul 2, 2009
well all the other FAs i thought the islanders should have signed are now picked up, 1 goalie isnt gonna do anything next season even with tavares theyre gonna still suck. o well...theres always next year. cept im getting a little tired of saying that
Chico

Old Bridge, NJ

#18 Jul 2, 2009
Hey, if it doesn't work out with Roloson, Wang's always got a GM job open for him.
champ4

AOL

#19 Jul 2, 2009
yes..again and againwe seem to never get any one anymore..no one good no fas okey right tavares and a golie.and i tell ya they better get someone to protect the t man.he will look like a rag doll out there this year. trust me everone will be after him like preator in the ocean..its still hockey and there is allot of mean s###! out there.. we just dont spend the money and the dp deal was a joke and forget the lighthouse projct that will be another fiasco..!!! i dont know if im looking foward to tis season? seems like the same old beat of the drum...!!!call me jelous i am we just cant seem to sign the right ones either there to old.or there a nobody thats why we have what we have and gordon well thgats another mess that was a huge mistake>>> i still dont like him.. im sorry...a finial note i just dont think anyone wants to come to the island anymore?i glad to say i was part of the glory days.. history will alway remain history...? right or will it....
champ4

AOL

#20 Jul 2, 2009
ps i say it again the front office needs to go.. until then and the new arena this will be the story for a while..allot of this prob is the dp deal.. look how that back fired good lord!!!!!!thats allot of money caught up....
Imus

United States

#21 Jul 2, 2009
Busey wrote:
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agreed... they are both VERY injury prone.
Problem is Gaborik will actually play next year.
And when he does, he is a top 10 player in the league.
When DP does..he is still average
You're hullicinating. Gaborik is a stiff.
Don Cherry

United States

#22 Jul 2, 2009
champ4 wrote:
ps i say it again the front office needs to go.. until then and the new arena this will be the story for a while..allot of this prob is the dp deal.. look how that back fired good lord!!!!!!thats allot of money caught up....
Four million a year is a bargain for a goalie. The DP deal has no bearing on free agents. Professional atheletes get hurt in all sports. The Islanders insured the contract, so if DP does not come back he gets paid and the Isles are unaffected. The building does affect their ability to lure free agents. Shortly, this problem will be remedied. The stench of Milbury will soon be a distant memory be patient.

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