Thread: Larry Brooks: The reemergence of Brandon Dubinsky
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01-09-2012, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by ruckus View Post
If Dubi scores 10 goals this year and continues doing everything else he is doing and this team makes a deep run in the playoffs, why do people care about his contract? I'll never understand this. All that matters is fitting your roster under the salary cap. How you do that isn't relevant and once it's done all that matters is winning. If the team wins, who cares if player X makes $2 million and player Y makes $4. There is nothing so far in Dubi's career that shows us that he won't be worth his contract over the next four years. We were freaking 20 and 30 games into this contract one year removed from him posting 25 goals and 54 points or whatever it was. That's without looking at everything else he brings into this team. It's just a joke.
Well put. I've often wondered why this is so hard to grasp. People can choose to be blind to things like chemistry. In the real world, moving players around and hoping that chemistry remains is very elusive. The value of having a group that stays together, learns and grows together can not be overstated but is often under valued.

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