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06-19-2011, 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerFan10 View Post
I'm not sure we should be so quick and ready to bank on Dubinsky and Jagr still having that chemistry, especially since Dubinsky isn't playing center anymore.
I wouldn't need to "bank" on that to realize that Jagr on a 1 year deal at a reasonable price (imo 4 million or less) is still a no-brainer.

But for the record, their chemistry had little to do with Dubinsky playing center. It was simply the fact that Dubinsky is very good at playing a puck possession game, protecting the puck with his butt and playing catch with Jagr until something opens up or Jagr creates a chance with his size, strength, and reach. Size and reach don't go away with age. His strength is not what it was a few years ago, but he's still an ox and could still play a very sound possession game. While Jagr has diminished a bit, Dubinsky has only gotten stronger and smarter. I still see them having very good chemistry together.

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