The New York Islanders have signed goaltender Martin Biron to a one-year deal worth $1.4 million.


Fantasy Impact: Biron is probably kicking himself because he could have signed for that in Philadelphia, perhaps a little more and at a longer term. But it's a buyer's market for goalies and he wants a job. Onto the signing itself - the team already has Dwayne Roloson under contract and they maintain that Rick DiPietro will resume skating next month. After seeing this signing, do you really believe that? Chris Botta, an insider for the Islanders who pens "" believes that we won't be seeing DiPietro on the ice this summer and he indicates that DiPietro won't be starting the season for the team.


Given Biron's small contract, he is a very tradable commodity in the event that things work out for RDP, so it was a great move for the team to hedge their bets. As for who will get how many wins, I think Roloson will get between 12-17, Biron will get 14-19, and RDP will earn about 3-9. It's one of the more difficult teams now to prognosticate between the pipes.


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STONE. said:

... F. I was offered a draft pick for DiPietro (who I was gonna drop anyway) to someone who was hoping he'd start the season, and I was dumb enough to push for a better draft pick. I'm guessing that'll be off the table. F.
July 22, 2009
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Eric Daoust said:

... Anyone consider a deal to the Blackhawks around January when his salary only counts for 700k on the cap? Huet will likely be injured by that time anyway... smilies/smiley.gif
July 22, 2009
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Justin Goldman said:

... Pretty obvious that DiPietro is not gonna be playing anytime soon. I had been saying that for the last two months. That's what happens when you don't skate at work in pads equals no playing. I don't expect to see DiPietro until December or January. They mine as well give him another entire year, but that's probably not necessary. Either way, the Isles are smart to let DiPietro ease into his return. Interesting move for sure but not a bad deal. I'll add to what Dobber has to say later tonight as I have a game in an hour.
July 22, 2009
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