Dubinsky/Dawes/Staal are very underrated
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07-09-2008, 09:48 PM
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he's 21 years old and has promise up the middle. There's more to playing center than just being a great setup guy. Keep him at center. I'm really against moving guys out of position. It doesn't always work. And in couple years we'll all be saying how this team needs size down the middle - do we then move him back?
In general, I tend to agree with you. When I posted moving him to the wing on line 1, there were three reasons it came to mind:
We are small up front on the top two lines, and I'd like to see Dubinsky in that mix without moving Drury or Gomez from their natural positions
I think Dubinsky has the type of work ethic and passion that he'd work to make it work
If it were Zherdev, Gomez, Dubinsky on line 1 ... I am envisioning more of a skating, free-flowing line that isn't necessarily locked into position
Dubinsky could also stay at C, and probably will. But if Gomez/Drury are up the middle, they are probably on the top two lines and our top two lines are smallish. I felt Dubinsky could add some size and that his style would mesh well with Gomez and Zherdev without detracting from the line.
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