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Monday, September 11, 2006

DiPietro and Biron

A few sites are reporting that Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro is unhappy. He hasn't signed his contract yet and the Isles policy "if you aren't signed by camp, you don't play." Well, actually that's Wang's policy. Last year Mark Parrish had to fly overnight from Nova Scotia to sign the day before training camp, which shows how strong this rule is inforced. Anyways, people thought the sides were close, but I guess that isn't the truth. One rumor is he could sign a one year deal and test the UFA status next year. But if he does that he could get dealt at the deadline, and as Ek said, it'd be a hell of a year for Rick and the Isles.

With this DiPietro news, rumors are starting that Buffalo's goalie Martin Biron could be dealt to the Isles. The Isles seem to be the front runner to land him, and Buffalo, even though they sit at only 41 million, would like to ease themselves of his contract. Biron, making around 2.5 million, will be a UFA at the end of the season.


Blogger Latrappe said...

Wang will be for sure the new Jacobs of the NHL. I cannot believe the board of governor let a clown like him at the head of a club. Too bad fot the Isles fans...

6:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you say buffalo is only at 41 million????? i am sure this is way over their budget...this team nearly went bankrupt in the last couple of years...again, the 44 mil is the cap of the highest amount allowed. it is not the prudent amount to spend!!

8:35 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

When I speak about money, I go by the cap, not the teams "set amount" per say. But I wouldn't say over budget either.

8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

look matt i love your enthusiasm, but look, we lost a season because these owners couldnt run their teams by a budget. these are not fantasy teams. real people pay for them with real money (you and me by the way). and if buffalo couldnt afford to pay these players before the lockout they cant afford to play to the cap now!!! you and ones like you have to start thinking within all the boundaries and not just "by the cap" or places like buffalo will no longer be existance...

9:41 PM  

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