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01-24-2011, 11:07 AM
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Kel Varnsen
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Originally Posted by Sting36e View Post
If anything, it's the opposite. The difference between them defensively is much greater in favor of Callahan than the difference between them offensively, especially when you consider that Callahan has been playing at this high of a level for a while, while Dubi is just putting it all together this season, and needs to prove that he can maintain this kind of consistency in back to back seasons at least. Even this year, he still had a stretch of about 2 weeks where he wasn't doing much. Meanwhile, Callahan has maybe 1 or 2 "bad" games a season. He makes an impact pretty much every night.
I don't think either guy really makes many mistakes in his own end. Callahan probably makes more spectacular defensive plays, but neither guy will really have a lapse where they don't make a play they should have. Callahan offensively isn't anything more than a solid third liner. The past couple years he's been a 20-20 guy now. Dubinsky has improved every year and is showing he can be a top six forward. Last year if he played a full season he would have put up 24 goals, and 29 assist for 53 pts. This year before he got injured he was on pace for 30 goals and 37 assists for 67 pts. Besides numbers though, Dubinsky this year has always been noticeable. He's always been creating stuff offensively even when he went though a rough patch. Callahan has very little offensive creativity. The guy just throws shots on net whenever he can. He's got very little playmaking ability.

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