Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 9/21/14
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It has been a rough couple of years for now former New York Islanders goalie Rick Dipietro. He hit is professional bottom last week when the Isles waived him after being a member of the organization for the last 13 years. The former #1 overall draft pick in 2000 became a blackhole for the team due to his lack of play over the past several seasons. His contract became am an albatross, and it appears as if the Islanders will never have him play in New York, again. Dipietro is now playing in the AHL for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, an affiliate of the Islanders. He spoke with News 12 Long Island’s Kevin Maher, and gave candid quotes to his emotional state, and his thoughts about the Islanders when they released him: DiPietro told me Isles waiving him felt like, “they ripped my heart out, stabbed it, set it on fire and flushed it down the toilet.” — Kevin Maher (@KMaherNews12) February 28, 2013   It has been a rough few years for DiPietro, whose body has failed him. This was the cherry on top after struggling to gain ice time back, and having the fans turn on him. DiPietro [...]
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