Friday, September 22, 2006


I know it's only pre-season, and it's only one game, but suddenly, that 15 year contract doesn't look like it was such a bright idea after all. Not only did the star goalie give up 3 goals on a measley 14 shots in 33 minutes of play, but he also tallied 6 minutes of pentalties in their 5-1 loss to Boston. Dipietro was replaced by veteran goaltender, Mike Dunham after allowing the 3rd goal.

His excuse when talking to reporters after the game? ''This game doesn't count - the big game is Oct. 5 when the season starts, we just have to make sure we're ready for that night.'' I thought all games were suppose to be taken seriously, but maybe that's just me being naive.

Of course, head coach, Ted Nolan also put in his 2 cents, defending Dipietro, saying ''He hasn't played in five months, there's probably a little rust there, we'll probably have to play a lot in exhibition to help him shake off that rust.'' So I guess we should be forgiving for a few goals, but their is no excuse for the penalties, one of which was called for unsportsmanlike conduct after arguing a call.

I'm thinking Dick Pound should focus his drug testing escapade on owner, Charles Wang; the guy has dug himself a hell of a hole, and he's dragging the team down with him. Good job Charles, maybe you should let Dipietro be the GM and demote Garth Snow back to goaltending.


At September 22, 2006 at 10:05 p.m. , Blogger zanstorm said...

Will Dipietro be motivated now? Soon we will find out. He is the first player I've heard say "it's only preseason."

At September 23, 2006 at 1:06 a.m. , Blogger reality check said...

DP had 6 minutes in PIM's..nice f'n start eh? Pressure sucks!

At September 23, 2006 at 5:43 a.m. , Blogger Tapeleg said... has no scoresheet on this one. Thanks, NHL!!!


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