Found July 02, 2013 on
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So it’s starting to sound like Tim Thomas is going to be returning to the NHL after a year away from the game to refocus on what he called the “three F’s” of family, friends and faith. Thomas is reportedly ready to get the big H back in his life as well, and it was reported Monday that he’s interested in resuming his hockey career for the 2013-14 NHL season. That immediately got hockey fans wondering as to where the quirky goalie may end up. Thomas will be a free agent on July 5, and during a year where the free-agent goalie market is a little weak, he may garner some attention. Where exactly will he end up? Let’s break down the chances, in no particular order. Philadelphia Flyers Why it makes sense: The Flyers need a goalie after they recently bought out another nutjub in Ilya Bryzgalov. Adding Thomas to the mix alongside Steve Mason might give the Flyers a formidable tandem. Philly also makes sense because Thomas would be able to run around on off days checking out some of the Ame...
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from Steve Silverman of CBS New York,
The Islanders knew that Thomas wasn’t going to play in 2013, and if they though he would play in 2013-14, they could have tolled his contract.
They didn’t do that. If they had, Thomas probably would have had no inclination to play again. But he told his agent that he is interested in “pursuing” his career once again. He would...
Goalie Tim Thomas is open to resuming his career after taking a season off, his agent says.
Bill Zito confirmed Monday night that Thomas asked him to explore what teams might be interested in the two-time Vezina Trophy winner once the NHL's free agency period opens Friday. Zito stressed Thomas is simply assessing his options before determining whether he'll return to play...
Get your tire pumps ready, Tim Thomas is on the comeback trail.
The former Bruins goalie intends to explore his options this offseason, with sights on a possible return to the NHL this fall.
The news, first reported by Kevin Woodley Goal Magazine and reiterated by TSN’s Bob McKenzie and ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, was confirmed by Thomas’ agent in a tweet Monday afternoon.
Just one day after the NHL Entry Draft and Mr. Tim Thomas has emerged from his bunker and told his agent he is ready to re-enter the NHL.
We do not know condition Mr. Thomas is in, having spent a year in seclusion. However, we do know that the NY Islanders will NOT be tolling his contract therefore he is a free agent on July 5th.
From the looks of the chatter boxes out there...
The New York Islanders will buy out veteran goaltender Rick DiPietro's contract, notorious as one of the worst in sports. They'll still be on the hook for a long time, however.
A New York Islanders team official confirmed that the team will buy out the remaining eight years of oft-injured goalie Rick DiPietro's contract.
The 31-year-old DiPietro, the No. 1 pick in the 2000 NHL Draft, will be placed on waivers Tuesday before the compliance buyout can be used, the Islanders official told The Associated Press on Monday night on condition of anonymity...
Rick DiPietro is now a former New York Islanders goalie after he cleared waivers and had his long contract bought out by the team.
The Islanders used a compliance buyout Wednesday to remove the final eight years of the goalie's deal from the club's salary cap.
New York will pay the 31-year-old DiPietro $1.5 million for each of the next 16 years -- double the years left...
from Arthur Staple of Newsday,
The Islanders soon may rid themselves of a much longer- standing issue, too. After failing to deal away Rick DiPietro's contract on draft day, Snow may have a decision on whether to buy him out in the next day or two.
If the Isles decide to buy out the remaining eight years of DiPietro's deal, Newsday has learned it would be a compliance...
#Isles will place Rick DiPietro on waivers tomorrow for purpose of compliance buyout, Newsday has learned.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) July 2, 2013
News broke tonight that the Islanders would be placing Rick DiPietro on waivers for the purpose of buying out his contract. The Islanders will have to pay him $1.5 million over the next 16 (!) years. The 31-year-old goaltender...
Goodbye Rick DiPietro.
According to Newsday, The NY Islanders' former #1 overall draft choice and franchise goaltender will be placed on waivers for the purpose of buying out the remainder of his contract.
DiPietro, 31, will receive a compliance buyout, meaning that the $1.5 million the Islanders owe him over the next 16 years will not count against the team's salary...
The Rick DiPietro nightmare is finally over for the New York Islanders. Well, that's not entirely true, but the organization is finally starting a new chapter by using one of their compliance buyouts on their pricey goaltender. The move will finally remove DiPietro's bloated - and hilarious - 15-year, $67.5 million contract from their payroll.
According to Arthur Staple...
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Earlier this evening, Arthur Staple of Newsday broke the news that the Islanders will be placing often injured goalie Rick DiPietro on waivers tomorrow. The Islanders intend to use one of their two compliance buyouts on DiPietro if he goes unclaimed. ...
The next few days should be busy with rumors aplenty, as the NHL's free agency period opens this Friday, July 5th. For once, Isles' General Manager Garth Snow could be a busy man, as the Isles seem finally willing to spend some money to improve off of last years playoff appearance and the move to Brooklyn on the horizon in one-two years.
If you do not believe the Isles...
In a surprising find this morning on Facebook, here is an article in the NY Times written by veteran hockey writer Jeff Z. Klein on Rick DiPietro's contract buyout. What is surprising is not just that the NY Times has an article about the Islanders in the off-season, but that it also includes ACTUAL quotes from Islanders owner Charles Wang.
How did he manage that? Did he...