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Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 39 Days To Training Camp: 8/9/2015

We are now Rick DiPietro days to training camp as the New York Islanders inaugural season at Barclays Center begins to take focus. Still plenty of work to do – such as hiring a zamboni driver, ushers, etc. to serve the patrons that will be attending hockey in Brooklyn and find a new radio home that will broadcast the team. For the team, off-ice workouts are well underway but not...
Via Islanders Insight
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick DiPietro 'has a problem' with race baiting troll Stephen A. Smith's take on Chris Borland's retirement

Even when Stephen A. Smith quote/unquote "applauds Chris Borland's decision to retire" from the NFL after 1 season with the 49ers" -- he has to introduce race into the conversation because SAS is a race baiting troll who is good at getting folks talking about him. Former Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro is also doing a nice job of getting folks interested in what he says. But his method...
Via Bob's Blitz
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Isles goalie Rick DiPietro refuses to watch Mike Francesa

Former Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro joined Michael Kay this week. The topic turned to Mike Francesa & Chris Mad Dog Russo. Of the former duo, DP stated:When I was with the Islanders interviewing with Mike & the Mad Dog, it was like they purposely mispronounced my name. And it was like they purposely pretended to not know who I was. Outside of the locker room doing the interview...
Via Bob's Blitz
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 39

Have your heads stopped spinning from yesterday’s trade deadline? Never would I think to have seen the Islanders so active. I’d say most fans are used to all the other teams wheeling and dealing while the Islanders would sit by the wayside and watch the fireworks. As fans say goodbye to one goalie today in Chad Johnson, we take a look at another goalie on our countdown. With...
Via Islanders Insight
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick DiPietro joins ESPN-NY radio

You know what they say, if you can't play it, talk it! #159922718 / Rick 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 friend...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders News: Rick DiPietro Goes Behind The Mic

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 from the 2000 draft...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick DiPietro, Alexei Yashin Headline Worst Moves Made By Islanders (Photos)

The New York Islanders are definitely not a hockey organization known for making the best trades to improve their team. In fact, the team’s trade history probably reads like a horror story to its fans. From the organization’s most recent blunder with Thomas Vanek, to infamous, big-money deals that didn’t work out, the Islanders would probably lose if they played a game against...
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick DiPietro Released By Checkers After Zero Wins by   Steven Ellis

The AHL’s Charlotte Checkers have released goaltender Rick DiPietro from his PTO contract. Yup, things just keep getting worse for the guy. In five games with the Checkers, DiPietro posted a 5.18 goals against average and .846 save-percentage. Oh, and he didn’t actually record a win, but his goaltending partner, John Muse, did go on to post two shutouts and [...]
Via The Hockey House
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

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