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39 Rick DiPietro G
Height/Weight: 6-1/190 | Birthdate: 9/19/1981 | Birthplace: Lewiston, ME, USA | Team: | College: Boston U. | NHL Experience: 10 | Salary: $4,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0

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11/26/2013

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

DiPietro Released From Tryout Contract

News: Rick DiPietro was released from a professional tryout contract with AHL Charlotte on Tuesday, Katie Strang of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Rick DiPietro performed horrendously in his tryout with AHL Charlotte, going 0-4-0 with a 5.18 GAA and .846 save percentage in five games. The release was reportedly at his request, and he likely is at a crossroads in his professional career.

11/2/2013

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Rick DiPietro

Hurricanes Giving DiPietro Chance In Minors

News: Rick DiPietro, playing his first minor-league game of the year for AHL Charlotte, allowed four goals on 29 shots in a 5-2 loss to Grand Rapids, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Analysis: With regular netminders Cam Ward and Anton Khudobin both out with lower-body injuries, the Canes are taking a look at Rick DiPietro, who signed a professional tryout contract last week. However, following DiPietro's first taste of game action, it does not appear the 'Canes will be calling him up anytime soon. "[DiPietro] hasn't played," coach Kirk Muller said. "He needs a couple of games in there to kind of tune things up a little bit."

10/26/2013

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

DiPietro Signs Tryout Deal With AHL Charlotte

News: Rick DiPietro has signed a tryout contract with AHL Charlotte of the Hurricanes organization, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Analysis: The former Islanders bust will try to resurrect his dormant career by showcasing his skills during a 25-game span with the Hurricanes. Though the team could be in the market for goalie help after Cam Ward hit IR earlier this week, Rick DiPietro is still a long ways away from being a contributor with the parent club.

7/3/2013

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

Isles Buy Out DiPietro

News: The Islanders have used a compliance buyout on Rick DiPietro, who had eight years remaining on his 15-year, $67.5 million contract, NHL.com reports.
Analysis: Rick DiPietro cleared unconditional waivers and will now become an unrestricted free agent on Friday. Under the terms of the buyout, the Islanders will pay DiPietro $1.5 million a year for the next 16 years.

7/1/2013

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

Isles' To Buy Out DiPietro

News: The Islanders will buy out the remainder of Rick DiPietro's contract, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Analysis: The team will pay DP $1.5 million over the next 16 seasons but that will not count against the cap. This had to happen especially once the Canucks decided to hold onto Roberto Luongo and his enormous contract as Vancouver was the only possible destination for Rick DiPietro in what would've been a bad contract swap.

6/26/2013

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

Isles Haven't Bought Out DiPietro Yet

News: The Islanders have yet to make a decision on whether or not they will buy-out Rick DiPietro's contract, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Analysis: One would think this is an easy decision for the Isles organization, but then again when it comes to doing the easy thing, the Islanders can sometimes make a wrong turn.

6/5/2013

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

Islanders Letting It Be Known They Would Like To Deal DiPietro

News: The Islanders have let it be known that they would like to trade Rick DiPietro, according to the Islanders Point Blank.
Analysis: Okay, stop laughing now. The Islanders know very well that no one is going to take on that contract. What they are hoping to do is take on another team's bad contract. They could even be willing to part with a draft pick or prospect should a deal be close. That being said, the most likely scenario is for the Isles to buy out DP's contract either this off-season or next.

2/28/2013

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

Isles' DiPietro Made Some Controversial Comments After Demotion

News: Rick DiPietro made some controversial remarks after his demotion to Bridgeport, according to Newsday.
Analysis: Rick DiPietro made comments like "I thought about driving my car into a tree". Taken out of context one might think he was suicidal, he's not, just upset about the demotion. He also stated that he "felt like someone ripped out my heart and stuck a knife in it and then lit it on fire and then flushed it down the toilet". Strong words coming from someone who hasn't lived up to his potential and ironic as that is exactly how most Islander fans feel about his play the past few years.

2/23/2013

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

Isles' DiPietro To Report To Bridgeport

News: The Islanders have given Rick DiPietro permission to take the weekend to gather his thoughts, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Analysis: Apparently Rick DiPietro was stunned to find out he was shipped to the AHL (he might be the only one). He has very few options, so he will report to Bridgeport if he wants to collect his salary. The Islanders coaching staff lost faith in DP, and that is the reason he was waived. Now the question will be whether or not owner Charles Wang will authorize a buyout before next season begins.

2/23/2013

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

Isles' DiPietro Headed To AHL

News: Rick DiPietro cleared waivers Saturday and was assigned to AHL Bridgeport.
Analysis: Rick DiPietro was unlikely to be claimed because of his big contract. He'll head to the AHL and quit wasting a roster spot on the Isles. Kevin Poulin will take his place as Evgeni Nabokov's backup.

2/22/2013

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

Isles' To Waive DiPietro

News: Rick DiPietro will be placed on waivers on Friday, according to Arthur Staple of Newsday.
Analysis: Rick DiPietro has lost all three games he has played this season with a 4.09 GAA and .855 save percentage. Since the beginning of the 2008-09 season, DiPietro has not played more than 26 games in a season and has seen very limited time in net. He has a big contract and being claimed would seem unlikely, so he could be headed for the AHL or another team.

2/19/2013

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

Isles' DiPietro Allows Three Goals In Loss

News: Rick DiPietro allowed three goals on 26 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Senators on Tuesday.
Analysis: Rick DiPietro actually played a pretty solid game against offensively challenged Ottawa, but he did let in a softy when he misplayed a weak shot on net, dropping it and then failing to clear it with his stick. He will continue to back up Evgeni Nabokov here in the seventh year of the worst contract ever signed.

2/19/2013

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

Isles' DiPietro To Start Tuesday

News: Rick DiPietro will start Tuesday versus Ottawa, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Analysis: This was expected after Evgeni Nabokov was lit up for seven goals Monday against Philly. Rick DiPietro has been little more than a garbage can in net for the Islanders this season. It's certainly hard to see a situation where a fantasy owner should start him.

2/18/2013

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

DiPietro Likely To Start Tuesday For The Islanders

News: Rick DiPietro is likely to start Tuesday for the Islanders versus Ottawa, according to Newsday.
Analysis: Evgeni Nabokov was shelled for seven goals against Philly on Monday leaving most to believe Rick DiPietro will get his shot against the Senators.

2/12/2013

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

DiPietro Hammered In Spot Start For Islanders

News: Rick DiPietro gave up five goals on 30 shots in a 6-4 loss to Carolina on Monday.
Analysis: Before we throw DP under the bus he didn't have all that much luck in this game. Two goals were scored off the skates of opposing players and another off the chest of defenseman Travis Hamonic. Still, Rick DiPietro did nothing in the game that warrants him to get anything other than a start once every two weeks or so.

2/11/2013

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

Isles Go With DiPietro Monday

News: Rick DiPietro will start Monday's game against the Hurricanes, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Analysis: The start will be Rick DiPietro's second of the season and first since January 25. The Isles will probably need him next week as well, given that they are scheduled to play two sets of back-to-back games -- 2/18 and 2/19, plus 2/23 and 2/24.

1/25/2013

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Rick DiPietro

DiPIetro Roughed Up In Islanders' Loss

News: Rick DiPietro surrendered four goals on 23 shots in Friday's loss to Boston, his first start of the season.
Analysis: If Rick DiPietro can somehow stay healthy, he could carve himself out a niche behind Evgeni Nabokov. DiPIetro is not a bad option for a spot start when he's facing a less potent team than Boston, but relying on him for any type of consistent production is hardly sage. Expect to hear DiPietro's name thrown around this season especially as potential buyout candidate for the Islanders.

1/25/2013

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

Isles' DiPietro To Start Friday

News: Rick DiPietro will start in goal for the Islanders against the Bruins, according to Arthur Staple of Newsday.
Analysis: Rick DiPietro will be making his season debut between the pipes for the Islanders against a solid Bruins squad. He has not played in an NHL game since December of the 2011-12 season because a sports hernia ended his season early. Evgeni Nabokov is a solid goalie for the team and will continue to see the majority of the starts for the Isles.

1/24/2013

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

Isles' DiPietro Expected To Start Friday Or Sunday

News: Rick DiPietro is expected to make his season debut Friday or Sunday, according to Newsday.
Analysis: Evgeni Nabokov has played well so far in net for the Islanders. Friday would be a logical choice to start DP as it would be the second half of back-to-back games, but that start would be against the Bruins, not the easiest of opponents.

1/14/2013

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

Isles' DiPietro Ready To Roll

News: Rick DiPietro described himself as "bright eyed, bushy tailed, and ready to rock and roll" in an interview with The Sporting News.
Analysis: Rick DiPietro is finally healthy, but there's little reason to believe that he will be able to stay on the ice. That said, most fantasy owners will want to keep an eye on his progress since he figures to start the year as the backup to Evgeni Nabokov. DiPietro has appeared in only 47 games over the past four years and there is reason to believe that he will struggle even if he's somehow able to stay healthy.

11/18/2012

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

Isles' DiPietro Still Not Playing

News: Rick DiPietro (groin) hasn't played since Oct. 14 in Germany, according to the Islanders Point Blank.
Analysis: It was originally reported that DP suffered a groin injury, a report he denied, yet he's not playing in any games, and what makes matters even more curious, he's not dressing as the backup either. Riessersee is learning the hard way what every Islanders fan knows, that relying on Rick DiPietro between the pipes is a fool's errand.

11/6/2012

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

Isles' DiPietro Disputes Injured Groin Claim

News: Rick DiPietro is disputing that he has a groin injury, according to the Islanders Point Blank.
Analysis: This seems to be just a matter of semantics. Rick DiPietro may not actually have a groin injury, perhaps it's only sore, but either way something is wrong. When the new CBA is hammered out, today, tomorrow, next week, month, or year, the wording will have a lot to say about how long DP will remain with the Islanders. At the very least you have to think they will not want that albatross hanging around their necks when the move to Brooklyn in 2015.

11/4/2012

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

Isles' DiPietro Injured ... Again

News: Rick DiPietro, who is playing for SC Riessersee in the German league, is out with a groin injury, according to the team's Facebook page.
Analysis: The injury appears to have happened after just two games and while unconfirmed, it isn't a stretch to think it might be related to the same groin problem that sidelined him last season. Then again, did anyone think he wouldn't get injured while playing overseas?

10/10/2012

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

Isles' DiPietro Signs With German Team

News: Rick DiPietro has signed a lockout deal with SC Riessersee of Germany's second-tier division, thefourthperiod.com reports.
Analysis: The Islanders only wish Rick DiPietro would be off the books for good, as he still has nine years remaining on his 15-year, $67.5 million contract. Unfortunately, the deal with Riessersee will allow the perenially injured DiPietro to return to the Islanders when the lockout ends. DiPietro has appeared in just 42 total games over the last three seasons, prompting the Islanders to consider buying him out if the new CBA permits an amnesty clause, though it would come at the cost of around $27 million.

8/4/2012

Rick DiPietro, G, NYI

Rick DiPietro

Isles Remove DiPietro From IR: Cost Saving Measure?

News: Rick DiPietro (groin) has been removed from the Islanders' injured reserve list, according to The Hockey News.
Analysis: The move doesn't guarantee he's fully healthy. Instead, it's a move that's linked to finances -- the Isles would have to pay him through any lockout if he was still injured. And injured players cannot be bought out, something that has been rumored might happen if an amnesty buyout period were permitted under a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Isles would save some $13.5 million over the life of his contract if they buy him out, but the team would absorb a cap hit of $1.5 million for each of the next 18 seasons (twice the time remaining on the deal). Yikes.