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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby Pitts on Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:01 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
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pensfan1989 wrote:Do you guys think the Pens should.....?

I seriously scoff in your general direction! Where are you located right now?


Apparently at Ponakronkoski

Which direction is that?
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:11 pm

Wait...I thought the Isles picked up TT because they had to hit the cap ceiling.

Now, I know they had 2 suspended players, and when suspended they don't count against the cap, right? Now they are back, they have TT's contract. So I'm assuming the Isles are now over the ceiling? Is that why they are releasing the glass goalie?
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby Fire0nice228 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:48 pm

I don't think so. I think this is actually a hockey move. Your not allowed to bury cap hits in the minors anymore ala wade redden.

And I don't think you'll see any team "take a flyer on him for this season then buy him out ". Even at 2/3rds that's alot of money most teams can't afford
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby Pavel Bure on Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:11 pm

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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby Beveridge on Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:14 pm

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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby bhaw on Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:24 am

No one even hurting in goal is claiming him. Too expensive to buy him out when it doesn't work out. Isles4Lyf
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby penmyst on Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:51 pm

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I'd take that punch for a 30 million dollar vacation.
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby tfrizz on Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:09 pm

Sounds like he's not taking it too well...

http://islanderspointblank.com/news/dip ... t-on-fire/


Kevin Maher @KMaherNews12
I had a candid interview with @nyislanders G Rick DiPietro today. He was waived then demoted to AHL team in Bridgeport,CT last week.

Kevin Maher @KMaherNews12
DiPietro told me Isles waiving him felt like, "they ripped my heart out, stabbed it, set it on fire and flushed it down the toilet."

Kevin Maher @KMaherNews12
I asked DiPietro if he thinks he's still part of the Islanders future plans. He said, "I don't know." @news12li

Kevin Maher @KMaherNews12
DiPietro also admitted injuries, losing and fan hatred over the past 3 years made him think about killing himself at one point.
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:16 pm

Those tweets went from pretty funny to sad. :sadface:
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby mikey287 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:31 pm

:cry: :cry: :cry: Man, I hate to hear things like that. Love Ricky, I hope he can get his mind back together soon. He's a terrific guy.
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby Pitts on Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:36 pm

If true, I would feel very bad for him. But, in all honesty, he could be saying for attention or pity.
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:39 pm

Why wouldn't he feel that way. He is widely hated by his own fans(can almost understand this) and by opponents fans(can't understand this) because his body hasn't held up throughout his NHL career.
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby Mongoose87 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:40 pm

Pitts wrote:If true, I would feel very bad for him. But, in all honesty, he could be saying for attention or pity.

And this is why we have problems addressing mental health in this country.
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby canaan on Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:41 pm

There is a lot of pressure that goes along with signing a contract like that. i couldnt imagine living underneath the weight of that. expectations, criticisms, etc. sure its easy to say that "id take that much money and deal with it yuk yuk yuk" but its constantly living under a microscope, combined with the uncontrollable (injuries, teamplay, unlucky bounces). dipietro pinned himself into an unwinnable situation clouded by dollar signs and seemingly career certainty.
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby mikey287 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:54 pm

Pitts wrote:If true, I would feel very bad for him. But, in all honesty, he could be saying for attention or pity.


DiPietro isn't like that at all. He loves the game so much, it's absolutely his first passion. He desperately wants to play and would give anything to make it happen. I can't imagine how difficult this must be for him. And I'm not one of those "oh won't somebody please think of the children!" types...DP is about as good of a guy as there is in the game, and my heart goes out to him...
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby Dickie Dunn on Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:58 pm

tfrizz wrote:Kevin Maher @KMaherNews12
DiPietro told me Isles waiving him felt like, "they ripped my heart out, stabbed it, set it on fire and flushed it down the toilet."


Scary part is that this wasn't the first time DiPietro suffered that exact injury.
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby llipgh2 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:07 pm

tfrizz wrote:Kevin Maher @KMaherNews12
DiPietro also admitted injuries, losing and fan hatred over the past 3 years made him think about killing himself at one point.


This is disturbing and really sad. I hope he sought help.
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby SolidSnake on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:10 pm

I hope nothing but the best for him and hope another team gives him a shot.
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby shoeshine boy on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:14 pm

mikey287 wrote:
DiPietro isn't like that at all. He loves the game so much, it's absolutely his first passion. He desperately wants to play and would give anything to make it happen. I can't imagine how difficult this must be for him. And I'm not one of those "oh won't somebody please think of the children!" types...DP is about as good of a guy as there is in the game, and my heart goes out to him...


he may be a good guy but he clearly doesn't live in the real world. it absolutely baffles me that he couldn't see this coming. perhaps he has too many people around him (agents, friends, family) blowing smoke up his a**. the Islanders have given him more than enough time to get his act together health-wise and it hasn't happened. smart move to cut him loose.
it would be a fantastic comeback story to have him come back in a year or two and win the Vezina &/or The Cup. if TT can do it why can't DiPietro?
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:15 pm

shoeshine boy wrote:
mikey287 wrote:
DiPietro isn't like that at all. He loves the game so much, it's absolutely his first passion. He desperately wants to play and would give anything to make it happen. I can't imagine how difficult this must be for him. And I'm not one of those "oh won't somebody please think of the children!" types...DP is about as good of a guy as there is in the game, and my heart goes out to him...


he may be a good guy but he clearly doesn't live in the real world. it absolutely baffles me that he couldn't see this coming. perhaps he has too many people around him (agents, friends, family) blowing smoke up his a**. the Islanders have given him more than enough time to get his act together health-wise and it hasn't happened. smart move to cut him loose.


Is there an article about him being surprised about this?
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby shoeshine boy on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:17 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
shoeshine boy wrote:
mikey287 wrote:
DiPietro isn't like that at all. He loves the game so much, it's absolutely his first passion. He desperately wants to play and would give anything to make it happen. I can't imagine how difficult this must be for him. And I'm not one of those "oh won't somebody please think of the children!" types...DP is about as good of a guy as there is in the game, and my heart goes out to him...


he may be a good guy but he clearly doesn't live in the real world. it absolutely baffles me that he couldn't see this coming. perhaps he has too many people around him (agents, friends, family) blowing smoke up his a**. the Islanders have given him more than enough time to get his act together health-wise and it hasn't happened. smart move to cut him loose.


Is there an article about him being surprised about this?


if you feel like your "heart is being ripped out and flushed down the toilet" that tells me that you didn't see this coming.
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby Pavel Bure on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:45 pm

My lasting memory of Dipietro is him getting chased by the Pens and while he was skating off Mellon ice the fans were giving it to him so badly he gave us all the double bird salute.
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby Pitts on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:54 pm

Mongoose87 wrote:
Pitts wrote:If true, I would feel very bad for him. But, in all honesty, he could be saying for attention or pity.

And this is why we have problems addressing mental health in this country.

Excuse me sir, you have no idea who you are talking to.

My wife suffers from depression daily (has been on medication for years) and is diagnosed bi-polar. I know what I'm talking about.

I have seen perfectly healthy individuals who are known as attention seekers claiming all kinds of horrendous health issues. It does happen you know.
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby penny lane on Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:10 pm

Kevin Maher @KMaherNews12
DiPietro told me Isles waiving him felt like, "they ripped my heart out, stabbed it, set it on fire and flushed it down the toilet."


he should have been an actor in romantic comedies! ;)
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Re: DiPietro to Bridgeport...

Postby mikey287 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:39 pm

shoeshine boy wrote:
mikey287 wrote:
DiPietro isn't like that at all. He loves the game so much, it's absolutely his first passion. He desperately wants to play and would give anything to make it happen. I can't imagine how difficult this must be for him. And I'm not one of those "oh won't somebody please think of the children!" types...DP is about as good of a guy as there is in the game, and my heart goes out to him...


he may be a good guy but he clearly doesn't live in the real world. it absolutely baffles me that he couldn't see this coming. perhaps he has too many people around him (agents, friends, family) blowing smoke up his a**. the Islanders have given him more than enough time to get his act together health-wise and it hasn't happened. smart move to cut him loose.
it would be a fantastic comeback story to have him come back in a year or two and win the Vezina &/or The Cup. if TT can do it why can't DiPietro?


Get his act together? The parallel between Thomas and DP doesn't make any sense to me...TT was just not good enough to play in the league, DiPietro is more than good enough, he just suffers freak, debilitating injuries a lot. It's not like he's sitting there drinking beers on the bench wondering why they don't put him in...
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