I would like to add here that I am a DP fan and always has. I think his determination and fight to play the game that he loves dearly is very admirable. I also appreciate the love he has for us the fans and the Islanders organization, yes we did hook him up with that whack contract but put that aside. I am rooting for Ricky to make a return. I miss that DP chant that was oh so known around Islander country.
|Its on your shoulders Ricky|
What if DiPietro comes to training camp and shocks everyone. He looks great and his side to side movement is spot on. His play stuns everyone, even the Isles themselves, does he get the number one spot? Does Al Montaya take a seat on the bench? Or what if DP looks the same as he did this year, do we potentially put him in Bridgeport? I do not see that happening but weirder things have occurred. He is a major question mark on this team, a once major strength has now since turned into a major weakness.
After all Rick has been through I cannot imagine that his quickness and feel for the game can just come back in a blink of an eye. That is why I am giving Ricky a chance. Maybe this off-season he has worked on his game and comes back strong and surprises us all.
Ricky we are waiting, its your turn..