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Isles give DiPietro 15 year/67.5 million deal

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Stretch15, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Stretch15

    Stretch15 Member

    You have got to be kidding me...

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2584306
     
  2. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    they've been working on that for a while.........they want him to be the face of the franchise.
     
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Well Isles fans can certainly see a lot of his face as he turns and looks into the goal cam after each puck whizzes by him...
     
  4. JR

    JR Active Member

    Nick Kypreos over at Sportsnet originally broke this story.

    (This is also over at the hockey thread).

    Wang is officially a lunatic.

    DiPietro may be the next Roy or Brodeur but I wouldn't bet 67 big ones that it'll happen.

    Remember Mad Mike drafted him #1 overall because of his puck handling abilities......
     
  5. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    I thought Mad Mike just drafted him No. 1 because he was a Boston kid.

    Calm down folks, let's look at the breakdown: $4.5 million per. He's not getting paid top scale, by far. What's the cap nowadays, $39 million? I wouldn't pay DiPietro 12-15 percent of my cap, but it's not like the franchise will be handicapped.
     
  6. suburbanite

    suburbanite Active Member

    Hey, that new GM is sharp. He knows you take care of your goalie first.
     
  7. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Dumb question from a non-salary-cap follower: Are NHL contracts guaranteed? I thought they weren't, for the most part.

    If not guaranteed, this sounds like a wonderful NFL-style deal to balloon the final number and make the player think he's gonna make a killing. I'd be surprised if DiPietro makes it to the eighth year.
     
  8. JR

    JR Active Member

    They're guaranteed.
    Now, there may be a buy-out clause in DiPietro's contract but the contract is the contract.
     
  9. Cape_Fear

    Cape_Fear Active Member

    And regardless of the actual amount being paid in a given season the cap number is averaged.
     
  10. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    He was about to sign a similar contract last year during the lockout, but it was turned down by the league because of the uncertainty of the CBA, and what the cap would be.
     
  11. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    I thought this was the "tired of LOL" thread.

    ROTFLMAO at the Isles!!!!
     
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Way overrated, way overpaid.
     
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