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06-27-2008, 09:54 AM
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With the praise that Anisimov is getting by Renney and the coaching staff, i think that where Dubinsky falls into the lineup depends on what happens with Anisimov.

Here is what i mean by that:

If Anisimov makes the club out of camp, he will —or should— be the third line center. IMO, pushing Drury up to the top line as one of Gomez's wings, OR, playing the wing on Anisimov's line. Allowing Drury to take important faceoffs in key game situations.

Allowing Dubinsky to slot right into the second line center spot.

Drury - Gomez - x
Dawes - Dubinsky - x
Callahan - Anisimov - Korpikoski


x - Gomez - x
Dawes - Dubinsky - x
Drury - Anisimov - Korpikoski
x - Betts - Callahan

…something similar to that.

If Anisimov does not makethe club out of camp, Dubisnky may wind up being the third line center. IMO, that would be making him take a step back in his development. He would get less ice time, and lesser offensively gifted wingers.

IMO, he has developed too far last year to be given a less responsible role. He is a top 6 forward, and should be in that role next year.

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