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Will Islanders trade or amnesty Rick DiPietro?

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08:48 AM ET 06.30 | So The question is this: If the Islanders cannot entice a team into taking Rick DiPietro -- cough, cough, Vancouver -- will Charles Wang authorize an amnesty buyout of the goaltender, or will the Islanders instead use the netminder's AHL cap hit in order to reach the floor? It is believed general manager Garth Snow, not necessarily known as a truth-teller in his interaction with the press, has chatted with Canucks GM Mike Gillis about the possibility of a deal for Roberto Luongo, with DiPietro's contract part of the package that would go the other way. But as of yesterday, chances of that kind of a swap appeared remote. Which would leave the Islanders with a decision as they attempt to build something concrete off last season's eighth-place finish and playoff taste.

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June 30, 2013  09:21 AM ET

Anybody feel a draft in here?

June 30, 2013  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Anybody feel a draft in here?

Actually a breeze would be good, because this thread smells of cow manure.

June 30, 2013  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Actually a breeze would be good, because this thread smells of cow manure.

This crap is sooooo old you'd think it wouldn't smell anymore.

June 30, 2013  09:44 AM ET

Rickety for LooLoo never thought I would hear those words uttered

June 30, 2013  10:21 AM ET
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Rickety for LooLoo never thought I would hear those words uttered

Morning GM, Jeff Vanderbeek could use your entrepreneurial insights on the next thread. :-)

June 30, 2013  10:52 AM ET

Garth Snow still has a job?

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June 30, 2013  11:20 AM ET
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Letang signed.

Does Pittsburgh not have a cap? Just asking.

June 30, 2013  11:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Letang signed.

7.25.....bankruptcy number 3, anyone?

June 30, 2013  12:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

7.25.....bankruptcy number 3, anyone?

Ray Ray must have a pocket full of these.

June 30, 2013  12:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Does Pittsburgh not have a cap? Just asking.

I hear they are cap exempt

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June 30, 2013  12:31 PM ET

Gotta ask the masses... this cannot be any good, can it?

http://pic.twitter.com/i6LBHpq5o9

June 30, 2013  12:35 PM ET
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Gotta ask the masses... this cannot be any good, can it? http://pic.twitter.com/i6LBHpq5o9

I wouldn't touch it

June 30, 2013  12:41 PM ET

amnesty buyout=save it for the NFL

June 30, 2013  12:45 PM ET
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Anybody feel a draft in here?

Not quite the NFL draft where most are ready to play in the league and a few to excel Here a few might get a 10 game trial a few will play and the rest will play where they are for a couple seasons than go to the ECHL AHL and just might make the NHL and a few long after there selection date might excel

June 30, 2013  12:48 PM ET
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Garth Snow still has a job?

They are becoming a very good team I' wouldn't be surprised if they make some noise next season

June 30, 2013  12:54 PM ET
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Ray Ray must have a pocket full of these.

Or a pocket full of players at league minimum

June 30, 2013  01:07 PM ET

If the Saddledome isn't ready the Flames will open up in Saskatoon so the chances of the Yotes moving there go from anorexicaly slim to none

 
June 30, 2013  01:10 PM ET
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Or a pocket full of players at league minimum

Lot of kids will be playing.

All of the Pens signings are extensions. Ray's banking on the cap going up after this lick out adjustment.

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