21
Jan
09

Goalie Really Knows How to Earn His Money


The New York Islanders made headlines several years ago when they signed goalie Rick DiPietro to a record 15-year, $67.5 million contract. Three years into the deal, and as most prognosticators said then, the deal looks like a giant mistake. After playing in only 5 games this season, DiPietro is unable to continue trying to play and will face season-ending surgery on his injured knee.

Last season also ended early for DiPietro who required hip surgery, seeing his season come to a close in March. With this, the third year of the contract, thus far, the Islanders haven’t been able to keep DiPietro on the ice and playing, making his ridiculous contract look all the more outrageous. Especially when you consider that, while solid, DiPietro has never been a truly elite goaltender who would deserve such a contract…

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2 Responses to “Goalie Really Knows How to Earn His Money”


  1. 1 shatraw
    January 21, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    dipietro has been and always will be a scrub. and the islander are a joke franchise in the NHL – nay, all of sports!

  2. January 22, 2009 at 2:37 am

    Bad deal so far, you are right. But give Rick a break, I’m sure he’d rather be playing.


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