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01-28-2013, 01:27 AM
Honour Over Glory
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Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper View Post
Dupuis can put up solid numbers on any line because his offensive game is based on skating fast in a straight line and a hard slapshot. Unfortunately, that's not really beneficial to making or finishing plays with an elite center.
Last year, he showed he had more than just a wildly crazy hard slap shot. He was scoring goals in close, started showing he had a half decent backhand and some decent puckhandling.

I think he's been so focused on being that grinder on a top line with the Pens that he forgot he had skills too, not a lot, but enough. He showed last year when the team needed everyone to step up and he stepped up. He wasn't just hot and cold, he was consistently solid all year long.

I think he gets a lot of crap from us Pens fans, because Therrien loved the guy and Bylsma keeps him in the top 6, but like everyone pointed out, he works hard and works everywhere on the roster for the forward lines. There will be a time when the Pens get a better set of wingers for Sid, Dupers will then get moved down. Until that happens, he's a good fit where he is.

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