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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:

[sny-box]"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."[/sny-box]

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:

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