Having moved from the net to the front office in the offseason, Islanders GM Snow, along with owner Charles Wang, caught the league's attention on Tuesday in working out a 15-year, $67.5-million deal with No. 1 goalie Rick DiPietro. The contract will theoretically keep DiPietro in net until 2022, when he will be 40 years old.
Among the longest contracts in North American sports history, the news once again puts the Islanders in the spotlight for something other than winning games. After all, this is the same franchise that gave Alexei Yashin a disastrous 10-year deal.
So what's your take, SportsNation? Is this a good first move in getting the Islanders back on top? Is anyone worth 15 years?