DiPietro on Waivers: “They ripped my heart out, stabbed it, set it on fire”

Kevin Schultz

The Islanders waived Rick DiPietro last week, and he reported to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers yesterday. The first person to get a crack at talking to him was the CT Post’s Mike Fornabaio, to whom DiPietro said he was just ready to play hockey. DiPietro sounded at peace with being waived:

“It’s going really well,” DiPietro said at Webster Bank Arena after his second Bridgeport practice. “It’s an unbelievable group of guys here. I’m looking forward to winning a lot of games with them.”

Today? Well, today’s a new day and DiPietro has some things on his mind that are just a bit more intense. And by ‘more intense’ I mean he’s talking about getting his heart set on fire.

News 12 Long Island’s Kevin Maher says he has had a candid interview with DiPietro and has tweeted some awfully interesting quotes:

And then there’s this: