If you’re a fan of the New York Islanders, it’s unlikely you’ll enjoy this post. For the rest of you, well, you may get a little chuckle out of it.

First off, a disclaimer: in my opinion, Rick DiPietro and his contract have been subject to more than their share of abuse. It went from funny to almost mean – you have to feel bad for a guy who has luck so bad that he just can’t stay healthy enough to fulfill his potential. We don’t know what his ceiling was going to be, but we do know that he certainly would be a better goaltender than he is today had he been able to play consistently. I hope he’s able to pull it together going forward.

While perusing his Getty Images pages today for another post I was working on, I couldn’t help but notice an alarming trend about the photos on the first page. You need an account to look at it, so I thought I’d share the pics with you to see if you can spot the trend. Please note, these are all off the first page of his 43 page account. The man’s had a tough few years. 

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Sadness.

Gloom.

Goals against.

Mercifully, that’s all page one had to offer. In the interest of fairness, the picture below is also on there.

It wasn’t all darkness.