Talk:Rick DiPietro

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Just an observation---Rick DiPietro is not a Canadian anything. He never even played on a Canadian team, juniors or otherwise. What's up with referring to him as a "Canadian rookie ice hockey goalie"???

Not the first goaltender to go first overall in the draft[edit]

That honor belongs to Michel Plasse —The preceding unsigned comment was added by DeadEyeArrow (talkcontribs) 04:46, 17 January 2007 (UTC).Reply[reply]

True, it would be more accurate to call DiPietro the first goalie to be selected number one in the NHL Entry Draft. Prior to 1979, it was called the NHL Amateur Draft (as only players who had never played pro hockey were allowed to be drafted). The draft age was also lowered by one year in '79... --rsgdodge 20:18, 18 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Can someone please find a source that says the NHL discouraged the 15-year deal and that he signed a 1-year deal? He is not listed on's Free Agent list nor on their signed list, as he would've been a free agent this year had he signed a 1-year deal. If no source can be found, the article should be changed. --David7581 04:07, 31 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think you misunderstand the article. It does not say that he signed a 1 year deal last summer. Croctotheface 04:17, 31 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If it is a misunderstanding, it's because of the wording: "Newsday reported that the team offered him a 15-year contract in September 2005, but the league discouraged this, instead he signed a one-year offer." The part at the end that says "instead he signed a one-year offer." is what I'm talking about. --David7581 04:21, 31 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, it does say 2005, but I don't recall him being a free agent last year, and I've seen sites still listing him as being under the 15-year deal. --David7581 04:24, 31 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay, now I see it, but I still think the paragraph should be rearranged chronologically. --David7581 04:26, 31 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It could be, but I don't think it's necessary. Maybe "the year prior" would be better language than "in September 2005", but it's appropriate to mention the 1-year deal after and in the context of the longer deal. The 1-year deal would not be significant enough to mention if not for the rest of the story. Also, and this is probably neither here nor there, but I think that WP articles are a little too wedded to chronology as an organizing method. Organization by topic, with the most important topic coming first, would be appropriate in a decent number of articles. Croctotheface 04:32, 31 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


This article is not an editorial. The words many beleive sould be used with overatedness and his ridiculous contract. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:31, 22 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Birth City[edit]

In the first sentence, it says DiPietro was born in Massachusetts while the sidebar says he was born in Maine. Just bringing it to everyone's attention. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:34, 28 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • This seems to be a regular discrepancy. IIRC, the NHL games list him as a native of Massachusetts, as does Yahoo sports and even, while, CBS Sports and a number of other sites list him as a Lewiston native. There's even an entry for DiPietro on, stating that he graduated Lewiston High School in 1998. In the meantime, I've listed him as being born in Maine and included two references. I will, however, do more research about this, and hopefully we can get to the bottom of it. Kntrabssi (talk) 20:47, 8 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply] ccwaters (talk) 01:46, 9 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Photo Choice is Terrible[edit]

Why is the photo of Rick DiPietro one of him hunched over like that? You cant see his face, his number, anything. There are thousands of better pictures of Rick- I just don't know how to change it. TheMetalChick (talk) 05:41, 9 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Google Link has profanity[edit]

If you Google his name, the description for this article says "Template:Infobox Ice Hockey Player that sucks dick" which doesn't appear in the edit box and I can't figure out how to delete it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kopitarian (talkcontribs) 04:00, 13 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I removed the section written about his retirement, as no credible sources were provided to back up the "quietly retired from the NHL" statement. The last news about this is mere speculation that dates no more recently than late November of 2013, after his release from the Charlotte Checkers. Crimson667 (talk) 15:05, 22 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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