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Why goalies shouldn't fight

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07:35 AM ET 02.05 | It went from embarrassing to serious very quickly for Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro, who announced Friday he will miss 4-6 weeks because of numerous facial fractures resulting from a punch he took from Penguins goalie Brent Johnson during Wednesday's 3-0 loss in Pittsburgh. On top of that, there's swelling again in DiPietro's surgically repaired left knee, which very much puts in jeopardy the rest of the beleaguered netminder's season.

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February 5, 2011  07:57 AM ET

ok, so who didn't see this coming?

February 5, 2011  08:05 AM ET

in better news, the Blue Jackets shutout the Wings in Joe Louis

February 5, 2011  08:14 AM ET

Shame. Real shame.

February 5, 2011  09:45 AM ET

Why goalies shouldn't fight?

What it should say is....

Why Rick Dipietro shouldn't fight!

February 5, 2011  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

in better news, the Blue Jackets shutout the Wings in Joe Louis

That really depends on whose ox is being gored. :-)

February 5, 2011  10:08 AM ET

That fight stopped being funny when I found out about this.

February 5, 2011  10:11 AM ET

He should have kept his mask on...

February 5, 2011  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

He should have kept his mask on...

Hey Otis. What's happened to your Stars? They've only won 2 out of their last 6 games and both of those where against the last place Oilers.

February 5, 2011  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

in better news, the Blue Jackets shutout the Wings in Joe Louis

Get'em while they're not hot, then you can watch them in the playoffs :)

February 5, 2011  10:25 AM ET

Rick ( glass-jaw) Dipietro

February 5, 2011  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Hey Otis. What's happened to your Stars? They've only won 2 out of their last 6 games and both of those where against the last place Oilers.

Starts in the net, Bro... pure and simple.

February 5, 2011  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Rick ( glass-jaw) Dipietro

If his jaw was as defined and in tune as those glutes in your avatar, he would be fine right now.



Just like those glutes in your avatar...

February 5, 2011  10:40 AM ET

The title should be "Why Rick Dipietro shouldn't fight".

February 5, 2011  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Starts in the net, Bro... pure and simple.

Turco looked pretty good for the Hawks last night.

February 5, 2011  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

If his jaw was as defined and in tune as those glutes in your avatar, he would be fine right now. Just like those glutes in your avatar...

Like Marilyn Monroe said 'walk this way, please'

February 5, 2011  11:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

That really depends on whose ox is being gored. :-)

yes, yes it does

February 5, 2011  11:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Get'em while they're not hot, then you can watch them in the playoffs :)

wild West is way tough...there will very good teams on the outside looking in, come mid-April

February 5, 2011  11:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Turco looked pretty good for the Hawks last night.

I guess I just

February 5, 2011  11:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Turco looked pretty good for the Hawks last night.

I guess I do not see Turco carrying the Hawks deep into the playoffs... I believe his best days are behind him...IMO

 
February 5, 2011  12:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

wild West is way tough...there will very good teams on the outside looking in, come mid-April

True words. Right now the Hawks are in 9th spot.

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