|Rick DiPietro's 15-year, $67.5 million contract with the Isles is utter insanity. The Isles are already saddled with the Alexei Yashin disaster and now they've anted up for another contract of similar stupidity? Sure, it's only a $4.5 million (approximate) annual draw against the salary cap but what has DiPietro done to warrant this kind of loyalty? He's not yet an upper-tier netminder and he's one injury away from being a huge liability on the books for a very long time. The Islanders continue their poor judgement. Maybe they needed this second anchor to keep the listing ship from setting off to sea. Me thinks they've accomplished their objective -- this team isn't going ANYWHERE!
Posted by Janet Eagleson at 9/12/2006 7:14:00 AM