Dubinsky out of gas? or just the same ol?
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03-02-2011, 10:27 AM
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Well, let's just say that you and I have a different interpretation of the word "ability."
When I say he has the ability to be an 80-point player; I mean that, under good circumstances, 80-points is not a ridiculous number for him to reach.
Now, what are "good circumstances" you may ask? In my opinion, they are:
-True #1C on his line
-Good 2nd and depth lines so that his line isn't keyed on all game
-Decent PP unit
To me, all of the above things factor into Dubinsky's consistency. I am not of the impression that he can reach 80 points on his own, carrying the team on his back. Truly elite players can do that, and I never claimed Dubinsky is elite.
Dubinsky hasn't been disappearing this season like he has in seasons past. There is a big difference between not producing and disappearing.
He is working hard, but just seems to be missing that top gear, which leads me to believe he is still suffering some ill effects from the stress fracture.
Take this for what it is: my opinion, but I believe Dubinsky has the "ability" to score 80 points.
Yet he never has at any level. 80 points is an elite player. Elite players don't need all those circumstances to be elite players.
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