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02-22-2012, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR View Post
Dubinsky is nothing more than a 3rd line grinder on a good offensive team. I remember a couple of years ago he started off well and this guy at work that used to play hockey and knows far more hockey than me called him nothing more than a grinder. I thought, what the hell does he know? And he was right. Where's the guarantee that he'll ever revert even to his 50 point form? Prucha had a 30 goal year, then a 22 goal year (or so) and then disappeared off the face of the earth. Ovechkin has gone from perhaps the best player in the world to 2 above average seasons at best.
Okay, Prucha had his big year the same year Jonathan Cheechoo, an AHL level player, scored 56 goals. It was a bad year for the NHL because the sheer mass of penalties called contributed to massive scorelines and PP specialists getting mass goal totals.

Not the same thing at all.

In addition, Dubi has never scored less than 40 points in a season in his career. He will get 40 again this season. That is second line production in this league. He has spent most of the season playing with Boyle and Prust.

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