First off, let me say that at the beginning of the season, I said that the Islanders would make the postseason, largely on the coaching of Ted Nolan. What can I say? I love the guy. He coaches a great style of hockey. He put together my favourite Sabres line of all-time in Ray, May and Barnaby the "dog line".
Now, I have to question what Nolan, and Garth Snow are thinking when they start Ricky DiPietro tonight. The move is a high risk, low reward move in my opinion, and many others have stated the same thing. Wade Dubielewicz is not the reason the Sabres won game one, and played a really good game.
I just hope that he doesn't get hurt by playing, I respect what the team is trying to accomplish, and would hate to see it all get shattered because of a long term injury.