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#41 Colin226

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:26 PM

Rick DiPietro was pulled during tonight's Sound Tigers vs Whale game after giving up 5 goals on 12 shots ALL IN THE FIRST PERIOD!


I personally don't believe that gifted athletes can just lose their abilities despite maintaining the same work ethic and commitment.. Age is one thing but that shouldn't be a factor with him
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:42 PM

I personally don't believe that gifted athletes can just lose their abilities despite maintaining the same work ethic and commitment.. Age is one thing but that shouldn't be a factor with him

 

It's injuries.   Ever since the superskills injury, he can't support any kind of workload.

 

just to add, it's cheapskate Wang that puts all of this on him so he can drag some dead cap space around.


Edited by maxpower, 01 March 2013 - 11:09 PM.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:55 AM

Yikes.  Getting pulled in the AHL..doesn't get much worse.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:44 AM

Oh wow. That is spectacular to say the least.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:12 AM

I really do feel for the guy. It's a terrible feeling when your body stops letting you do what you want. During 4 years of high school football and about 16 years of hockey starting at around age 14, I collected my share of injuries. A back injury finally forced me to 'retire' when I was about 30. I couldn't imagine what it must be like to be good enough to reach the NHL, make the All Star Game, and then have it all pulled away from you as slowly and agonizingly as it was for DiPietro. I hope some other team gives him a shot.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:24 PM

That's pretty bad. Again, I feel for him, but I just have a limit to how bad I can feel for him when there's people who suffer with nothing, he at least never worries about what he's gonna eat tonight or where he'll sleep. I think if he took a year off of the NHL, it'd be better. I know it's hard for him with that contract, but maybe he should retire, go to Europe somewhere, play in a league where no one is gonna recognize him. Take some time, put his game back together and try to come back to the NHL like Nabby did. I'd bet if he played well enough in a Euro league somewhere, somebody would take a flyer on him as a veteran back up going into the playoffs. All he has to do then is prove he's good enough to be in the NHL somewhere.

Like someone else said, talent doesn't just escape you. You lose it by not maintaining it through practice, not staying fit, etc.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:15 PM

It doesn't matter how much talent you have when your confidence is shot. 


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