Thread: Post Game Talk: 3 Stars and GBR: #57 vs. Columbus
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02-20-2012, 01:37 AM
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He was seen as VERY expendable by many just a few months ago. I remember seeing many posts that Erixon would be replacing him as our puck moving D man. So he should be traded forthwith.

It was ridiculous. Much the same as a lot of the talk about Dubinsky is now. Same hyped out, hysterical non sense.

A few lousy months or even one season does not a career make. Dubi will make a lot people around here look like clowns before too long.
You are overrating Dubinsky.

Last season, he scored 8 goals after January first. He scored 14 goals after November 7th. He has scored 14 goals in the last 102 games. He has scored 20 goals in the last 117 games.

Last season he started super hot and then fell back to earth. He has yet to regain the his form from the first 13 games of last season (when he scored 10 goals).

The player we have seen this season (and every other season of his career) is the player he is. A nice grinder who will chip in 40 or so points and maybe hit 20 goals.

He has been a bit snake bitten this year, with his lowest sh% ever, but even if you put it up to his career average of 9.4% he would only have 9 goals right now. Shoot that up to his career high of 12.4% and he only has 11 goals.

He is not a particular offensive talent. I would not be surprised if he never hits 50 again. His last season was the result of a incredible start, and more ice time then he will likely ever see again (20+ a game).

He is in 5th full season. Chances are what you see is what we have.

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