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03-19-2012, 11:42 AM
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Dubinsky should be dealt in the off-season to make room and re-stock the cupboard. The Leafs make some sense. Maybe Sather could get Tyler Biggs from the Leafs. He is a big, tough kid who likes to hit A LOT and stir it up. Playing at Miami of Ohio in the NCAA. Many here wanted him at the draft last year. Another American kid.
Offensive potential is not overly high. Probably projects at his highest to be a complimentary 2nd liner due to his size and strength. Most likely will be a very good 3rd line checker who can put up 15-20g and 15-20a
while having over 100PIM's.
So essentially trading Dubi for a younger version of himself just to get rid of Dubi's under-production and contract to begin with. We NEED offense, not "could be a decent 2nd liner or good 3rd liner." Then what happens when he puts up that 20g-20a season and gets awarded with a $4mil/yr 4-year contract, then falters? We're back at "We need to unload this kid, he's not producing!" instead of kicking around the idea of packaging Dubi to get a REAL offensive threat. This team is done looking for those 2nd-3rd line tweeners right now considering half the team already fits that role, we
to start aiming at higher-end talent. In my mind, the word "threat" is key; a player that is nearly always a threat to either score or be in the mix. This isn't fantasy hockey either, PIMs aren't a desirable trait.
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