Found January 14, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
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from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,• The injured goalie, Rick DiPietro, has played all of 47 games in four years for the New York Islanders, winning 14 of them. For that, he has been paid $18 million. All that remains on his contract is another nine years and $40.5 million. If the Isles don’t use the insurance model and push DiPietro out, they could buy out the goalie for an 18-year-period, and all it will cost them is $27 million or $1.5 million a season — providing them a $2.5 million savings against the salary cap. • Essentially, the Maple Leafs traded away Viktor Stalberg in the deal with Chicago for Kris Versteeg, which didn’t work out for the Leafs. Then, they traded away Versteeg for a draft pick who won’t be on the team before 2014. Now, they’re looking for a big, young winger with speed who can score — someone, say, just like Stalberg. • While there’s been all kinds of speculation about Seattle getting an NHL team — maybe Phoenix — but the longtime GM of the Seattle Thund
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