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01-09-2009, 02:58 PM
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WhipNash27
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Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
why would Dubi be deserved of harsh venom? Why are the expectations so high? Because he rode shotgun with Jagr last season and had some success which he was able to carry into the first week of the season? Perhaps he was playing over his head? Perhaps he never developed into an offensive player in the AHL and it's now catching up to him. Perhaps defenses are keying on him more because he doesn't have protection from the lines ahead of him? Perhaps his linemates have gone stale? Perhaps it's a sophomore slump.

Bottom line is he's a kid who's going out and playing hard every shift. Every shift. He's making the plays he was making when he was doing well and as long as he continues to work hard and make the plays, the goals will come. I'm not too worried about that. But again, he's a 23(?) year old kid whose play early in the season is a key reason why this team isn't in 10th place. And he's a kid whose offense hasn't yet developed in the pros but we got spoiled with his freshman performance and his early season performance. Give him time to work through his first real NHL slump. We all (or at least most of us) thought he'd be a 35-40 point guy this season - he's on track for exactly that - if he gets a couple little scoring streaks going, and I'm confident he will.
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Originally Posted by ogie View Post
They said the same things about Pruca

and what will be funny is when people start bashing Dubinsky soon as they did with Prucha.

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