How to get Dubinsky jump started?
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12-04-2011, 12:28 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Originally Posted by
Boom Boom Geoffrion
Time. And patience. That's all Dubi needs.
If he was playing poorly in all aspects of the game, different story.
He's playing solid hockey but can't put the puck in the net. Most players let that affect their entire game.
Dubinsky's overall play hasn't diminished
I know he's now a veteran in this league, but he's still just 25 years old. I still don't think he'll peak until he's in his later 20's.
If his overall game hasn't dimished, he'd be playing 20 minutes and not the 9 minutes he got last nite. He has played less than 13 minutes in each of his last five games.
Torts would not cut his time in half, if he was doing all the other things. Dubi has always been a work horse for this team, playing in all situations.
He's in Chateau Bow Wow for sure. Infact his whole line is in the dog house. Prust and Avery too. Avery did not get a shift in the 3rd, Dubi got 3 and Prust 2. Torts is not trusting any of them with the game on the line.
Even though he says he's confident in rolling 4 lines, the TOI doesn't lie. I did hear him mention that Prust does not have his full confidence yet in a postgame interview a few games back. But I haven't heard anything from him about Dubi or Avery's situation. Which makes sense, since we are winning. If we were losing,... the press would be asking, what's up.
Didn't Dubi get married this offseason? Bet that has something to do with his play this year. That and his contract signing.
I wouldn't be surprised if he was being shopped around. I like Dubi but Torts must have a reason he's not playing. And it's not that he is not scoring. Torts would not cut his icetime,... if he was doing everything else well.
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