Compliance buyouts are the magic erasers of the NHL
• The Islanders still seem to be under the illusion that they can get something besides headaches in return for goalie Rick DiPietro. That will not happen. At some point it will be time to cut the losses of Charles Wang's fantasy deal that still has eight years to go. Considering all the young assets the Isles have on their roster, this would allow them to look at the future with a clearer perspective.