Clown Show Continues On The Island

Isles sign Rick DiPietro to a fiftteen year deal. That’s 1-5. Fifffffteen. ie until 2021.

It’s $4.5M per, which actually at first sounds like a great position for an Islander team to be in with respect to the cap. But hockey is a strange sport. There are few players that maintain that kind of worth over that period. Most that do would chafe at a period of undervalue, but perhaps that’s the tradeoff for all of this security.

From the Isles point of view, if all goes well, they are all set in the most important position at a good price. But, this deal lasts longer than the current CBA–and who knows what that will mean??? Crazy.