After saying no to a 15 year deal in excess of $60M, New York Islanders netminder Rick DiPietro agreed to a one year deal valued at $2.5M. He will not have to buy his own insurance. DiPietro is in Colorado Springs hanging out with Canes coach Peter Laviolette at the Olympic Orientation camp.
In other strange news, I've heard some unconfirmed reports that the Moscow Dynamo has matched Avangard Omsk's offer to Pavel Datsyuk, and will thusly retain his rights. Datsyuk was the third leading scorer on the Dynamo during the lockout. This article, from Reuters, gives a very shaky account of the story. I'll wait for the word from tsn.ca or some other hockey source to get better details.
Actually, here is a story on iihf.com reporting that "with help from the club's sponsors", the Dynamo were able to match Avangard and retain Datsyuk. "Sponsors" = "Mob".
Did I say that out loud?
Ilya Kovalchuk? What's going on? We sure don't know.
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