He does extra work before and after Islanders practices. He credits the coaches for showing video of his room for improvement. He is in much better position to grow now than he was last year, when he played for four teams in four months.
"I'm much more settled, much more calm. I feel a lot better about where I am and my situation here."
"No one should view the goaltender competition to be over because DiPietro is hurt now. He has the competitive arrogance and athleticism to be a dominant player in a tournament like the Olympics. … He could be like Jim Craig was in 1980 and crank it up for 30 days and be the star of the tournament. DiPietro has that ability."