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Rick DiPietro could be done for season

Posted on: January 13, 2012 5:55 pm
Edited on: January 13, 2012 6:11 pm
 
By: Adam Gretz

Rick DiPietro is going to have yet another season cut short due to injury.

The Islanders goaltender will undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair a sports hernia, a procedure that is likely to end his season. He appeared in just eight games for New York this year.

Dating back to the start of the 2008-09 he's appeared in just 48 games for the Islanders. Obviously, this is nothing new for DiPietro in what has been a promising career that has been absolutely dismantled by injuries.

New York made an enourmous financial commitment to DiPietro prior to the 2006-07 season, giving him a 15-year contract worth $67.5 million. Since then it's been nothing but one set back after another, and as of now still he still has nine years and over $40 million remaining on his contract.

At this point the only way the Islanders would ever be able to get out of that commitment would be if DiPietro would at some point retire, and according to Arthur Staple of Newsday, that's something that DiPietro hasn't even thought about at this point.

The Islanders made DiPietro the top pick in the 2000 draft, the same day they shipped another former first-round goalie, Roberto Luongo, off to the Florida Panthers (along with Olli Jokinen) in exchange for Oleg Kvasha and Mark Parrish, a sequence of events that, obviously, had a rather large impact on the franchise.

In 315 games DiPietro has a 130-133-36 record to go with a .903 save percentage.

Along with DiPietro, the Islanders have had a pretty incredible run of bad luck at the goalie position over the past two years. Due to injuries and an in-season trade they had to use six different goalies a year ago, and so far this season have already used five: DiPietro, Evgeni Nabokov, Al Montoya, Kevin Poulin and Anders Nilsson.

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Comments

Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: January 14, 2012 11:58 pm
 

Rick DiPietro could be done for season

DiPietro is a Joke , next year just give him a skirt and a couple of PomPoms and let him cheer .just let's hope he doesn't slip and hurt his himself. Haha



Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 4:22 pm
 

Rick DiPietro could be done for season

I will say this for the Islander fans though. Even though DiPietro and Yashin were terrible moves, Snow is an improvement from Milbury.



Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2012 1:52 pm
 

Rick DiPietro could be done for season

Nothing worse than looking back on trades and seeing who became what.



Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2012 6:55 am
 

Rick DiPietro could be done for season

ark- Wink
And the Isles have made some horrible trades.



Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 1:35 am
 

Rick DiPietro could be done for season

"DiPietro could be done for season". Wash, rinse, REPEAT!!!!



Since: Dec 17, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2012 12:11 am
 

Rick DiPietro could be done for season

Mr Glass strikes again. Sports hernia putting his slippers on I think. Instead of using the term "Munsoned" (The movie Kingpin), we can now use the term DP'ed.



Since: Oct 8, 2011
Posted on: January 13, 2012 7:04 pm
 

Rick DiPietro could be done for season

Just a joke. Anything DiPietro is a joke.



Since: Apr 11, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2012 6:46 pm
 

Rick DiPietro could be done for season

Does this mean the Islanders will take out their anger in a forthcoming game?


little ceasars
Since: Jan 1, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2012 6:36 pm
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Since: Jul 2, 2007
Posted on: January 13, 2012 6:28 pm
 

Rick DiPietro could be done for season

What a surprise, did someone blow on him as they passed him by in the Press Box? This Goalie is when healthy wasn't the Superstar that they thought he was going to be. Then to sign him to that big 15 year Contract was just stupid and I am still not sure how Snow kept his job over that. I bet when that contract is over he will not have even played 80 games for the islanders since he signed this contract.

Nice get Rich and never strap on the pads.... He has it even better then Bobby Bonilla, I think the Mets are still paying him too!



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