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There was a problem connecting to Twitter. New York Islanders beat writer Arthur Staple tweeted today that the Islanders would be interested in swapping Rick DiPietro for Roberto Luongo. On the surface it looks like a swap of two albatross contracts, but both Islander fans and Canucks fans know there is a lot more to this potential deal than meets the eye. Luongo was drafted 4th overall by then Islander GM Mike Milbury in 1997. He made his Islander debut in 1999 and played 24 games for the Isles during the 1999-2000 season. In a surprise move at the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Luongo was traded along with Olli Jokinen to Florida for Oleg Kvasha and Mark Parrish. The deal was made because ‘Mad’ Mike Milbury fell in love with Rick DiPietro, a cocky freshman goaltender from Winthrop, Mass. playing for Boston University. Milbury was so taken with this DiPietro character that he traded a surefire franchise goaltender in Luongo away and picked DiPietro first overall. It was the first time in NH...
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