Do you believe in miracles? On the 33rd anniversary of the Miracle on Ice, the Islanders made a transaction that got the hockey world buzzing. The team has officially placed goaltender Rick DiPietro on waivers, as seen on the team's site.
Assuming DiPietro clears waivers without a team claiming him - let's be honest, it'd take a miracle larger than the Miracle on Ice for that to happen - he will report to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL. Barring an injury, there's no plan for the team to recall him in 2013.
Go ahead - get your laughter out. The DiPietro saga took yet another strange and unbelievable turn.
DiPietro still has eight years left on his massive 15-year, $67.5 million contract he was awarded back in 2006. Prior to being waived, DiPietro carried an average cap hit of $4.5 million. Once he clears waivers and heads to Bridgeport, all but $900,000 of his cap hit will stay on the books for the Islanders, as seen in a report from Newsday. ...