Found August 03, 2012 on
from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, A gathering of News and Views for your Friday dining and dancing pleasure, keeping in mind that it is indeed the dog days of summer:
NEWS: The New York Islanders announce goaltender Rick DiPietro has been removed from the team’s injury reserve list.
VIEWS: From this corner, this move has more to do with financial matters and a looming lockout than it does with DiPietro’s health. With respect to the possibility of a lockout, the Islanders would have had to pay DiPietro through the duration of the lockout if he were still on the injury list when the season would have started in October. Hence the sense of urgency to make sure he’s 100 percent healthy this summer….
NEWS: The Montreal Canadiens offer defenseman P.K. Subban a two-year deal worth $5.5 million.
VIEWS: Not to disparage my colleagues at RDS who first broke this rumor, but those who know what the offer is maintain it was nothing even close to what was reported in either money or lengt...
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The New York Islanders have activated goaltender Rick DiPietro from the injured reserve list, although there are conflicting reports as to why the team decided to activate an oft injured player who quite possibly signed the worst contract in the history of the National Hockey League.
This much is certain. DiPietro is not expected to push incumbent netminder Evgeni Nabokov...
from The New York Islanders, The New York Islanders officially announced today that defenseman Griffin Reinhart has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract.
The 6’4, 202-pound defenseman was the Islanders first selection (fourth overall) at the 2012 NHL Draft on Friday, June 22 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Reinhart, a native of North Vancouver, BC, led Edmonton Oil...
via the New York Islanders, The New York Islanders announced today that goaltender Rick DiPietro has been removed from injured reserve.
DiPietro, 30, had been sidelined since Dec. 3, 2011, first with a groin strain and then with a sports hernia and knee swelling. The Winthrop, MA, native appeared in eight games last season, posting a 3-2-3 record.
The Islanders selected DiPietro...
The New York Islanders have activated goaltender Rick DiPietro off of the injured reserve list. The news, as reported by the team's official site, comes off as a bit comical considering the date is August 1st and the Islanders last played back on April 7th. DiPietro has been on the mend since December 3rd of 2011, recovering from a list of injuries that number more...