Most Overrated Player in NHL?
The Province puts out its list of the 25 Most Overrated NHLers and guess who’s Numero Uno?
That’s right! It’s DiPi
From The Province, “In 2006, escaped mental patient and acting Islanders GM Garth Snow signed DiPietro to a 15-year, $67.5 million contract and he rewarded them by becoming the most injury prone person on the face of the planet.
From 2008-2010, DiPietro played in only 13 games until attempting to make a full, “healthy” comeback this past season. Playing in 28 games, DiPietro didn’t exactly light the world on fire and surrendered the starting job to senior citizen Dwayne Roloson.
DiPietro got the starting job back when Roloson was traded to the Lightning later that year and promptly got punched in the face by Penguins goaltender Brent Johnson.
Big surprise here: He was injured.
Ricky returned in March and won one more game, increasing his total on the year to 8.
How many more years left?”