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02-22-13 11:38 AM - Post#1513619    



http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=416576

I still am amazed at this contract. At least the Isles won't have to really live it now. I assume he'll get bought out this summer under the new CBA provisions. I think Snow is improving a bit, but he is always going to be the guy that signed this contract.
 
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02-22-13 02:21 PM - Post#1513685    


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Not 100% on this but wasn't it Wang who did up this contract?

Just think of what his buyout is going to be! Must be nice.

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@GinoRedaTSN: If Dipietro never plays another NHL game, the Islanders will have paid him $295,942.86 per GAME. For comparison, Crosby makes $106,097/gm.



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02-22-13 03:39 PM - Post#1513722    


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Flyers??


 
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02-22-13 05:32 PM - Post#1513750    


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Not 100% on this but wasn't it Wang who did up this contract?

Just think of what his buyout is going to be! Must be nice.

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@GinoRedaTSN: If Dipietro never plays another NHL game, the Islanders will have paid him $295,942.86 per GAME. For comparison, Crosby makes $106,097/gm.






Oh really? I guess that wouldn't surprise me. Snow was still complicit though. Both of them are crazy and I think this contract was something that was part of the reason we had the lockout.

That stat regarding price per game is crazy.
 
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02-22-13 07:02 PM - Post#1513784    


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Wang and Snow and Milbury are all horrible. Let's not argue whether shit is worse than poo.

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02-23-13 07:40 AM - Post#1513894    


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http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=258 430...

I am still amazed at the ridiculousness of that contract.
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02-23-13 10:29 AM - Post#1513954    


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Very very good news. I was actually at the game where they were cheering "DP sucks" which apparently made him depressed, poor guy. But what can you say, it's a sport you gotta play your best or what's the point?
 
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02-24-13 06:59 AM - Post#1514305    


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DP could have been a solid goalie, but he never stayed healthy. He may go down as the biggest bust for a first overall pick in NHL history.
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02-24-13 11:29 AM - Post#1514369    


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DP could have been a solid goalie, but he never stayed healthy. He may go down as the biggest bust for a first overall pick in NHL history.



With all due respect, not even close! At least he got good enough to even get consideration for that awful contract.

If you look at the early history of the NHL draft, many of those guys weren't that good. One didn't even play in the NHL (Claude Gauthier).

But even if you look at only the recent years, you have Patrick Stefan, Alexandre Daigle (#1 IMO) and Doug Wickenheiser to choose from. And, of course, there is also Brian Lawton and Gord Kluzak.

Patrick Steffan, Alexandre Daigle and even Doug Wickenheiser were far worse busts than DiPietro.
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02-24-13 12:01 PM - Post#1514374    


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  • DoubleJ Said:
DP could have been a solid goalie, but he never stayed healthy. He may go down as the biggest bust for a first overall pick in NHL history.



With all due respect, not even close! At least he got good enough to even get consideration for that awful contract.

If you look at the early history of the NHL draft, many of those guys weren't that good. One didn't even play in the NHL (Claude Gauthier).

But even if you look at only the recent years, you have Patrick Stefan, Alexandre Daigle (#1 IMO) and Doug Wickenheiser to choose from. And, of course, there is also Brian Lawton and Gord Kluzak.

Patrick Steffan, Alexandre Daigle and even Doug Wickenheiser were far worse busts than DiPietro.



Yea, those guys were pretty bad.
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02-24-13 12:11 PM - Post#1514378    


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Daigle is the worst first ever.

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02-24-13 12:25 PM - Post#1514382    


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Daigle is the worst first ever.

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I agree. He might be actually the worst #1 draft pick in sports history. He came into the NHL compared to Steve Yzerman.

It's amazing that scouts didn't pick out on how lazy he was and how he liked to float between the red and blue lines to get odd man rushes. Daigle was also a stud in the World Jr. tournament for Canada. Go figure.

And the worse part was that Ottawa gave him a $12 million 5-year before he'd even played a game in the bigs.

At least with Patrick Stefan, nobody expected him to be the next big superstar as expectations were held to a minimum.
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02-24-13 12:31 PM - Post#1514383    


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  • DoubleJ Said:
  • Canucko29 Said:
  • DoubleJ Said:
DP could have been a solid goalie, but he never stayed healthy. He may go down as the biggest bust for a first overall pick in NHL history.



With all due respect, not even close! At least he got good enough to even get consideration for that awful contract.

If you look at the early history of the NHL draft, many of those guys weren't that good. One didn't even play in the NHL (Claude Gauthier).

But even if you look at only the recent years, you have Patrick Stefan, Alexandre Daigle (#1 IMO) and Doug Wickenheiser to choose from. And, of course, there is also Brian Lawton and Gord Kluzak.

Patrick Steffan, Alexandre Daigle and even Doug Wickenheiser were far worse busts than DiPietro.



Yea, those guys were pretty bad.



I'll give you this. DiPietro may not win the biggest bust prize, but he certainly was maybe the worst 1st overall pick ever from a GM decision-making perspective.

With Daigle, everyone bought into the hype and there would've been a lynching in Ottawa had they selected Pronger over Daigle after all of the puffery Daigle received. Most of the guys I listed were consensus first overall picks.

How the Milbury came to the conclusion that drafting a so-so goalie with his 1st overall pick is mind-boggling to this day... especially when he could've picked Gaborik. Worst GM EVER.
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02-24-13 12:32 PM - Post#1514384    


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Stefan was a big, skilled kid. Wasn't he playing in the IHL at 15, or some shit?

I never got the impression that he got paid and bailed like Daigle. Didn't he have shoulder issues, or something?

Daigle was a total slacker who admitted that he didn't even like hockey and just wanted to get paid and hang out in Hollywood. Thank God the Kings never bothered.

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02-24-13 12:40 PM - Post#1514385    


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He was 16 when he played in the IHL. I actually wasn't aware of his injury problems. His missed open net is still my 2nd favourite youtube video (1st being the Modano stretcher in incident... Sorry Star fans, it's just a coincidence).

That 1999 draft was the worst in NHL history bar none. Not even debatable. There were 3 stars available in the whole three rounds and the Canucks drafted two of them (the Sedins). Havlak was the other. The rest of the drafts was 3rd/4th liners and another of the worst busts in history-Pavel Brendl.
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02-24-13 12:50 PM - Post#1514386    


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99 draft also had one of the great steals of all time. Henrik Zetterberg in the 7th round.
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02-24-13 12:57 PM - Post#1514387    


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Yeah, that was a beauty. That's the biggest reason Detroit has won for so many years. They draft great players that nobody else is paying attention to. But that 1999 draft was still really bad. Datsyuk was drafted in round 6 the year before that.
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02-28-13 03:08 PM - Post#1515792    


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Rick DiPietro had suicidal thoughts during struggles, says Isles ‘ripped my heart out’ after being waived

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/ rick-...

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02-28-13 03:18 PM - Post#1515794    


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02-28-13 03:18 PM - Post#1515795    


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Too soon?

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