Thursday's Dump & Chase: Rick DiPietro Speaks Out

Bruce Bennett

After an infamous stretch of seasons with long stints on injured reserve, Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro was waived and sent to the AHL by the New York Islanders this week. Today, he speaks out about the frustration of dealing with the pressure that comes along with one of the most notorious contracts in NHL history...

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