You know what they say, if you can't play it, talk it!#159922718 / gettyimages.comRick DiPietro, the former first overall pick by the New York Islanders in the 2000 Entry Draft, and owner of perhaps the most infamous contract - a 15 year $67.5M pact starting in 2006-'07 - has been out of the NHL since 2013, but in the ESPN-NY radio booth since August 11th.At the behest of...
If Rick DiPietro's newest career gets him as hurt as often as he was in the NHL, something's very wrong. #162223480 / gettyimages.comNewsday's Neil Best reports the oft-injured goaltender has found himself a new home as a talk-radio host with ESPN New York's Alan Hahn. DiPietro and Hahn had worked previously a couple of times, when the former first overall pick...
Rick DiPietro and Alan Hahn were supposed to be preparing for a radio show, but the conversation again had gone "off the rails," as they like to put it. The subject: Batman vs. Superman.
"Batman is Inspector Gadget with a cool suit," DiPietro said before veering into an analysis of Aquaman and his heroic limitations, which brought Hahn back to Iron Man, of whom...
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...
Via AP on Fox
July 02, 2013
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.
Rick DiPietro hasn’t had the smoothest road as of late. Photo Credit: Getty Images
The sad tale of Rick DiPietro…has just gotten a little sadder. The former No. 1 overall pick, who was recently demoted to the AHL after the Islanders got tired of his lackluster play and numerous injuries, couldn’t even cut it in his first game for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
DiPietro got pulled...
Rick DiPietro is backing down from his previous comments about suicide, but we likely haven't heard the last of the New York Islanders goalie on this topic.
While the 31-year-old DiPietro told News 12 Long Island's Kevin Maher that he experienced suicidal thoughts over the past three years stemming from injuries, losing and fan hatred, he clarified to ESPN's Katie Strang...
Former New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro recently opened up about the personal struggles he experienced leading up to and after being waived by the team.
UPDATE: DiPietro now claims he was 'totally kidding'.
To showcase his appreciation, Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro bought a hot dog and a soda for the first 5,000 Islanders fans at the arena on Sunday.
INSULT TO INJURY
Rick DiPietro did nothing to shake his reputation for being injury-prone. The Islanders goalie hurt himself while already on injured reserve.