NHL.com: Reports Rick DiPietro will be the Islanders representitive at the All-Star game in Atlanta.
Martin St. Louis
Islanders website: Confirms the announcement and that DiPietro just completed a one-on-one interview in Calgary with Islanders TV.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Flat out thrilled someone as deserving as DiPietro finally getting his due and a spot among the elite goaltenders and look forward to all-star weekend. I'm a little surprised Tomas Vokoun got in over a Martin Gerber or a Tim Thomas.
As an older fan it's tough to remember back to the days of Bill Smith being an
all star and if I recall correctly he won the MVP in 1978. I do not recall Kelly Hurdey being selected as an Islander.
All I can do is repeat what the Islanders website wrote....CONGRATULATIONS RICKY.
Newsday: Greg Logan blogs about Rick DiPietro being named an all-star with comments from Ted Nolan & Mike Keenan.
“He’s been terrific for us. People here in the west don’t have a chance to see him that much. But we know what kind of goaltender he is, and the people here in the west can see what kind of goaltender we have on Long Island.”
ITV.com: Rick DiPietro gives a quick one minute interview with comments on being an all-star.