July 2, 2013

New York Islanders Will Use Compliance Buyout On Rick DiPietro

Newsday’s Arthur Staple reported via Twitter on Monday night that the New York Islanders will place Rick DiPietro on waivers Tuesday with the purpose of using a compliance buyout on DiPietro’s contract, which has eight years remaining at $4.5 million annually. By using a compliance buyout, the Islanders would pay DiPietro $1.5 million annually for the next […]

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February 24, 2013

Rick DiPietro May Be Close To Parting Ways With New York Islanders

Clearing waivers and on his way to Bridgeport, Rick DiPietro may be close to parting ways with the New York Islanders organization. According to ESPN.com’s Katie Strang, a buyout of the ‘old school’ variety, $1.5 million until 2029 as per capgeek.com could be in the cards for the struggling netminder. “The Islanders could choose to exercise a transition buyout on the […]

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February 22, 2013

New York Islanders Place Rick DiPietro On Waivers

The New York Islanders placed Rick DiPietro on waivers Friday, the team announced on its website. Katie Strang reports DiPietro is expected to report to the team’s AHL affiliate in Bridgeport assuming he clears waivers. Young goaltender Kevin Poulin will likely be recalled to back up veteran Evgeni Nabokov in net for the Islanders. DiPietro started the season with a […]

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January 1, 2012

Nabokov To Lightning?

Damien Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reports the Lightning could be interested in trading for Evgeni Nabokov, a year after acquiring Dwayne Roloson from the Islanders. Even with Al Montoya and Rick DiPietro hurt, Nabokov is fairly expendable. The Islanders have a slew of talented and capable young goaltenders for the future. And tied for dead last in the East, the organization isn’t […]

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November 9, 2011

NHL Trade Rumors: Interest In Nabokov

Chris Botta tweeted that the Toronto Maple Leafs may have interest in Evgeni Nabokov. More notes on a possible Nabokov trade: Ron Wilson could be reunited with Nabokov. But will New York Islanders trade a quality goalie within East again for a draft pick or iffy prospect? ESPN Insider Victoria Matiash reports, It’s becoming increasingly clear the Toronto Maple […]

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