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03-22-2011, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by darrenturcotte#8 View Post
I'd say I've seen about 70% of his career shifts give or take. Much of the home games I see live.

His vision is well below avg in my opinion. He does have good speed and balance so your points about him shielding the puck are valid. Often when he shields the puck you'll note that his head is down. His agility isn't great so the D you've seen him beat aren't likely top D-men. If he had to go up against top pair d-man, he wouldn't stick handle past any of them. He has a good shot when he has time but its not a quick release like goal scorers have. He also rarely puts the puck up high in tight. Driving to the net is great but you won't see him do anything creative when he does like players who actually do have a nose for the net.

I like Dubinsky and think he has a great role to play. He works hard, wins battles and brings a lot to the table. However, he's not as good as all you think he is nor is he worth the money he thinks he's worth. THATS MY POINT. Clearly I haven't made it well.
No you havent not at all, because without Dubi were not in the Playoffs this year and that is for damn sure. I dont think i could say the same about any other forward. I dont know what money were talking about here but i would have no prob giving him 4million, 4 years etc, similar with Cally who id give about 3.5 4 years but likely they will get the same thing.

He may not be the highest hockey sense guy on the team, but were are not blessed with that in too many guys, Zucc imo when it comes to seeing the ice is the best. Gabs has the scoring instinct and quick release but that means nothing if u dont have guys like Dubi creating those plays.

Strength sure could use work no doubt, him and Anisimov but that type things is something that could be improved with extra off ice work. Imagine than with added strength guys wouldint take the puck from him and AA in the corners...scary. Consistency was his biggest issue which has def gotten better this year, and i think room for improvment is still there mostly Dubi and AA.

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