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Rick DiPietro might have been suicidal, but also might be kidding about being suicidal

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04:53 PM ET 02.28 | Rick DiPietro of the New York Islanders organization stated in a television interview on Thursday that he had considered driving a car into a tree due to the frustration of the last three seasons of his career. Stating that fans animosity and injury-plagued seasons added stress to his life, the interviewer took this to mean DiPietro had suicidal thoughts. However, DiPietro later told other outlets that he was being facetious about the suicide component of the interview and was kidding. As of Thursday afternoon, the television spot has yet to air and the context of the quote isn't fully known.

Kevin Maher

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February 28, 2013  05:10 PM ET

So the context isn't known and the interview hasn't aired, yet. So, why is this a thread now?

And, who is Kevin Maher?

February 28, 2013  05:24 PM ET

Bill's brother ?

February 28, 2013  05:50 PM ET

Try not having anybody with you when you do, dumb***

February 28, 2013  05:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Bill's brother?

Mr. and Mrs. Maher's son?

February 28, 2013  06:11 PM ET

I've been laughing pretty hard at the whole absuridty that is known as RICK DIPIETRO. Objectively, he was one of (if not THE) biggest contract busts ever. I can understand that the whole injury thing and whatnot hasn't been easy on him. I can even accept that deep down he really wanted to play, even though everyone that has ever come into contact with him has questioned his committment and work ethic...

But come on. The guy basicallystole his entire salary up until this point, and now that he besically got paid a king's ransom just for being so brutal and deffective, he wants to be all dramatic about having his heart ripped out, stomped on and lit on fire by the organization.

Really? The franchise paid him enough money go buy his own private island and never have to worry about those mean fans ever again, and yet somehow it's the franchise and fan's fault?

I've said it before, and I will say it forever, DiPietro is the definition of BUM. He deserves everything bad that happens to him. He STILL doesn't get it.

February 28, 2013  06:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

somehow it's the franchise and fan's fault?

I says 'fan's' because there is only one remaining fan.

February 28, 2013  06:35 PM ET

Gonna climb to the top of my GAA and jump

February 28, 2013  07:24 PM ET

Could also try the Brian Hayward method...jumping in front of a bus only to have it go thru the Hayward, I mean five-hole!

February 28, 2013  07:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Gonna climb to the top of my GAA and jump

probably only skin your knee.

February 28, 2013  07:36 PM ET

Wang wants him to fall on his sword.

February 28, 2013  08:37 PM ET

Why didn't you just try and play better instead?

February 28, 2013  09:00 PM ET

I wonder if he went so far as to have a tree picked out?

February 28, 2013  09:46 PM ET

I've always been a proponent of "staying out of the way of suicidal yahoos"....

Better off without them.

February 28, 2013  10:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I've always been a proponent of "staying out of the way of suicidal yahoos"....Better off without them.

As long as I'm reading about them and not watching them outside my window... They have a place in the world I guess.

February 28, 2013  11:56 PM ET

Highly paid sportsmen and any public figure, have just got to think before they speak.....making joking comments about suicide, in today's world, is not funny, not interesting, and just takes the person down too many notches to count.

March 1, 2013  12:17 AM ET

Just don't let him anywhere near the dressing room with a loaded shotgun.

March 1, 2013  06:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Just don't let him anywhere near the dressing room with a loaded shotgun.

I have a pretty good idea of who his first target would be ut don't want to throw it out there in case he reads these threads

 
March 1, 2013  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I have a pretty good idea of who his first target would be ut don't want to throw it out there in case he reads these threads

Mike Milbury? Gary Bettman? Pierre McGuire? All three ...................................... please?

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