Much is being said about what will happen to Rick DiPietro in the next few weeks.  Will he be traded or bought out?

It wouldn't be a crazy thought.  There are teams that would benefit from the buyout number that DiPietro would cost and the Islanders could make it worth while to the other teams.

Would a deal necessarily work out.  No one knows for sure, but it certainly would free up much needed money to sign free agents and make trades and add much needed talent to play along soon to be named captain John Tavares.

Stay tuned, the buyout period begins in just over a week.