Chris Botta, Islanders Expert, says
that the team won't buy him out.
Funny how Botta says he's in "good condition." If you discount all the injuries, sure... he's a new born philly.
I mean, it's swell and all that he's on such good terms with the team and that the Isles aren't going to bury him, buy him out, or force him to retire... but it's a little unreal at how seemingly amicable this situation is for both DP and the Isles.
I bear no ill will towards the guy.
He was on the cusp of being thee elite American born goaltender of this era.
Even if he does run out of injuries: How's that psyche holding up, Rick? Can you deal with being an also ran?
Can you salvage your career? Can you deal with never really earning what you're being paid?
You could retire, rebuild, and come back... you're only 30 years old.
You could agree to a buy out, and ultimately, like Yashin previously, you can still help the team make the cap floor for years to come. If the Isles were to buy you out, it'd be 1.5 million/18 years.
FYI: That buy out number Rick, is just slightly more in one year than a Best Buy employee would make in their lifetime.