If I am remembering correctly when DiPietro reinjured his knee there was a report that he did so while playing soccer or floor hockey (or something like this) There was also a report that the NYI could/were looking into voiding his contract because of this. Im not sure on the details on how its possible to void the contract but I think it is simply the fact that he injured himself playing the other sport while in rehab for his back (I believe it was that at the time…who knows with DiPietro)
Anyways the point to this post is if this is still possible or currently being conducted than perhaps that is why NYI are coming up in Neimi rumors. They would get DiPietro's contract (becoming a UFA) and then sign Niemi. I havent heard anything else after that post (mostly because they NYI only drew my interest when Osgood was there) so I could have read some complete BS article….
Anyways does anyone know if this knee injury investigation was/is true and are there any updates on it? It just seems odd for the NYI to be popping up in any starting goalie rumors…unless the faith in DiPietro is very small in that organization (he has been out for some time so who knows how well he will perfom)]]>