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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Auf Wiedersehen for now: DiPietro to Germany

Sometimes google translate gives you a good giggle.  Today is one of those times:
http://www.scriessersee.de  with Google Translate. 

(Check out the exclamation point placement from the Riessersee website)

<<Second NHL - Sensation at SC Riessersee
 0.10.2012 - goalkeeper legend DiPietro arrived from New York -. The SC Riessersee a second NHL sensation succeeded.  Of the New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro legend comes to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The 31-year-old was drafted in 2000 as the No. 1, which he did as the first goalkeeper ever.

DiPietro signed in 2006 a 15 (!) Year contract in New York.  This was the longest contract in the history of the NHL.

Rick DiPietro has already arrived with his wife in Munich and arrived in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

This afternoon is planned by 16 clock a press conference at Riessersee Hotel. There, Matt D'Agostini and Rick DiPietro will be presented to the press.  In the evening, both to train from 19 clock with the crew of the SC Riessersee the Olympic ice rink.

Training for the stadium audience Cafe is open to the inlet.

Their first home game of the
goalkeeper and the striker from the NHL with the SC Riessersee contest
on Sunday, October 14 at 18.30 clock in the Olympic ice rink of
Garmisch-Partenkirchen against the champion of last season from
Landshut. >>

DiPietro's new squad is off the a rough start -- they are in 13th (last) place in their league having lost in 6 of 7.  As for the quality of the league--who knows? However, this league is the 2nd Division in Germany (in North American terms, this is the AHL).

According to data compiled by the Society for International Hockey Research, DiPietro will be the first player to ever play for the Isles and for Riessersee.

DiPietro's new teammate D'Agostini has appeared in 235 NHL games, first for the Canadiens and lately for St. Louis since being acquired in a trade for Aaron Palushaj.  D'Agostini is in the 2nd year of a 2 year contract with St. Louis. He was scheduled to make $1.8 million this season.
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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