Blue Jackets players during the lockout (Brassard and Dorsett leave Austria)
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11-06-2012, 11:04 PM
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So, what you're saying is ... you don't like him?
Is it any surprise that a guy produces less when he isn't playing with Joe Thornton? It's no secret that players like Thornton make everyone around them better - that's why they are superstar players. Pavelski is a well above average two-way forward in the NHL, and is at least equal to a guy like Brandon Dubinsky. Don't be surprised when Dubinsky produces less with the Jackets since, you know, he won't be on a team with Brad Richards or Marian Gaborik.
Dubi rarely played with Richards or Gaborik. He put up his best numbers (the last three seasons) when playing with Anisimov as his center and Callahan as the RW. One of those two guys is already with him in Columbus, and you guys have a couple of players who could play the RW in the same way that Cally does (Umberger is the most obvious). I would be absolutely shocked if Dubinsky didn't score 20+ goals and 50+ points in the first full season with Columbus.
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