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15 Year Contract

from Allan Hahn of Newsday,
Rick DiPietro often has said he wants to spend his entire career as an Islander. On Friday, the Islanders expressed a mutual desire, offering the 23-year-old goalie a 15-year contract, according to multiple persons with knowledge of the situation. The contract, which was believed to be worth about $67.5 million, never got past the negotiation stage because of astronomical insurance premiums, most of which would have to be borne by DiPietro. The NHL insures only up to five years on a contract; the rest is up to the player. A more conventional deal that extends three or five years appears to be the most logical conclusion for DiPietro, the No. 1 overall pick in 2000, but there is a chance the sides still might work out a longer-term contract.

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