Kevin Maher of News 12 Long Island promises a candid interview with Rick DiPietro that will preview on the air at 3 p.m. today and air in its entirety at 5 p.m.
To preview it, Maher tweeted a few quotes that show the raw emotion the Islanders goaltender felt after being waived halfway through a lifetime contract with the team, with the booing from fans even leading to thoughts of suicide:
Kevin Maher @KMaherNews12
DiPietro told me Isles waiving him felt like, "they ripped my heart out, stabbed it, set it on fire and flushed it down the toilet."
Rick DiPietro: Islanders waiver 'ripped my heart out, stabbed it...'
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