Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/02/06 at 10:51 AM ET
Paul Krepelka, DiPietro’s agent, said recently: “He fell in love with Long Island. He loves the area, and his goal is to retire with the Islanders. I know it’s a young kid talking, but this was something that he discussed with his family at great length.” Yes, DiPietro is really kind of a homebody. He says he does not pay attention to those who say he can coast through the contract, because he wants to prove he is worthy of such an enormous commitment from the Islanders’ owner, Charles B. Wang. “He’s got a real competitive side that can match anybody’s,” said Mike Dunham, DiPietro’s backup, who has also played with the Rangers and the Devils during his 10-year career. “He wants to win at everything he does. He’s confident in his game, and he’s confident in his abilities out there. I think it takes someone of that mentality to play in New York.”more
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