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05-06-2012, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Blueshirt Believer View Post
It was what 10 pt increase? You could easily make a case it had more to do with him playing more minutes than his position change.

In the same breath I can say that his worst career year was at wing and that he was far more consistent playing center.
To be fair, Callahan got MORE minutes this year than Dubi did last year (an average of a full minute more per game and a lot more PP time), and he only matched Dubi's numbers from last season. If you're going to make a minutes argument, it has to be argued consistently.

Dubinsky had a rough year. It happens (to a surprisingly large percentage of players). The people saying they "don't notice he's missing" and he "hasn't done anything this postseason" either aren't watching the games or don't understand what they're seeing. Without Dubinsky, the Rangers don't win game 3 or game 7 against Ottawa. Every time Dubinsky has been out (game 2 in the first round and the injury now), the team seems to get pinned in their own zone an AWFUL lot. That isn't a coincidence.

If there was ever any need for more evidence that some people on this board have an irrational hatred of the kid, this thread is exhibit A. A guy who has been a key player for a few years now gets hurt and some of you yahoos actually seem gleeful about it.

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