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07-22-2011, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Panfork View Post
There are 30 teams in this league. A line consists of 3 forwards. That's 90 players that are top-line forwards. For this past season, Brandon Dubinsky is sitting comfortably at #70 in scoring for forwards. Count in the fact that he hits, plays good defensively, and plays pretty chippy, I'd say he's definitely a 1st liner. Just because he's not a flashy, 70pt player, doesn't mean he shouldn't be considered a 1st line talent.

But naw, Dubinsky is a 2nd liner. Just like Rick Nash is an elite 1st liner. Those 12 extra points put him 2 notches ahead of Dubinsky.
Are you honestly comparing Brandon Dubinsky to Rick Nash? A guy who hasn't scored 25 goals in a season ONCE, to a guy who has scored more than 30 goals SIX times and 40 or more goals twice.

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