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12-04-2011, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by ruckus View Post
I don't necessarily disagree with the idea of alleviating the burden from him, and the fact that the team is playing so well should have already done that. But how exactly is getting 9:45 on the fourth line allowing him to work it out?
His time down on the 4th line does one main thing - it allows him to simplify his game. Hes not headed into each game worried about putting up numbers when Brandon Prust is on his flank. It pretty much forces Dubinsky to focus on forechecking and playing a hard-nosed game. Because, lets face it, Dubinsky's main problem is one of identity. There have been far too many times where Dubinsky thinks hes a playmaker and not the power forward-type that would suit his game best. The demotion is a bit of a reality check.

The team is winning with him down on the 4th line, he'll be back up in the top 6 as soon as that changes.

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