Rick DiPietro

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The 10 Worst Contracts Handed Out By NHL Local Teams Over Last Decade

NHL free agency frenzy kicked off Tuesday, and there was enough money thrown around to end world hunger. But sometimes, general managers and owners act irresponsibly with their wallets.

07/02/2014

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Silverman: Nabokov In Goal For Islanders Is Not A Workable Solution

What are the New York Islanders thinking? Could they possibly believe that they are going to pick up where they left off last year with Evgeni Nabokov in goal?

07/10/2013

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Silverman: Islanders Need To Make Strong Push For Tim Thomas

There is a goalie who is available who can step into Billy Smith’s long-empty shoes. His name is Tim Thomas.

07/03/2013

Rick DiPietro. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

DiPietro Officially Bought Out By Islanders After Clearing Waivers

New York will pay the 31-year-old goalie $1.5 million for each of the next 16 years — double the years left on his original 15-year pact.

07/03/2013

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Rick DiPietro To Receive Buyout From Islanders

The club will have to pay DiPietro $1.5 million for each of the next 16 years — double the years left on his original 15-year pact with New York.

07/02/2013

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Report: Islanders To Buy Out DiPietro’s Contract

According to a report in Newsday, the Islanders will use a compliance buyout to rid themselves of the remaining eight years and $36 million on the now-31-year-old goaltender’s once-historic contract.

07/01/2013

Evgeni Nabokov (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Have Work Cut Out For Them This Summer

For the Isles, it’s all about the next move — and I don’t mean the one to Brooklyn, though that will help, too.

06/12/2013

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Gallof: Islanders’ Playoff Story Ends, But A Better Team Looms On The Horizon

The Isles will assess and look to see what they can improve on this summer. However, the shopping list that has excited fans on Twitter, message boards and in regular conversation is simply unrealistic.

05/16/2013

The New York Islanders celebrate a power-play goal by Mark Streit #2 (3rd from left). (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Islanders Have Opportunity To Make Name For Themselves Again

No, this team will not bring back the echoes of the great Islanders dynasty of 30-plus years ago. They are not going to win the Stanley Cup this year. But this team is young, hungry and improving. They have become the team that nobody wants to play.

04/25/2013

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Demoted Islanders Goalie Rick DiPietro: Suicide Comments Not Literal

The Islanders say they are aware of DiPietro’s comments about depression and suicide, and plan to handle the matter internally.

03/01/2013

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Isles Goalie Rick DiPietro Clears Waivers, Assigned To Bridgeport

New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro has cleared waivers and been assigned to Bridgeport, the team’s American Hockey League affiliate.

02/23/2013

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Capellini: DiPietro Will Be Forever Defined By An Offer He Couldn’t Refuse

What Rick DiPietro did back in September 2006 was probably what any of us would have done. He secured his future. And anyone who blames him for that, regardless of how his career turned out, is just a fool.

02/22/2013

Rick DiPietro. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Islanders Place Goalie Rick DiPietro On Waivers

Embattled and oft-injured goalie Rick DiPietro has been placed on waivers by the Islanders and will likely be headed to the minors once he clears, as expected.

02/22/2013

The Senators’ Andre Benoit, left, wins a battle for the loose puck against the Islanders’ Josh Bailey during their meeting at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario on Feb. 19, 2013. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Islanders Dominate Senators, But Struggle To Solve Anderson In Loss

Andre Benoit and Dave Dziurzynski scored their first NHL goals and Craig Anderson made 37 saves and the Ottawa Senators defeated the New York Islanders 3-1 on Tuesday.

02/19/2013

Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro gives up a goal to Eric Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 11, 2013. (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Are Forever Stuck Living Through Groundhog Day

The look on John Tavares’ face as Monday night’s game ended told you everything you needed to know about the Islanders’ current state of affairs. None of it is good.

02/12/2013

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