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02-08-2013, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Kel Varnsen View Post
For a long time Dubi was our best puck carrier by far. Some of that had to do with the rest of the team to be sure, but Dubi is one of the tougher guys to knock off the puck. He uses his body and shields is really well, and he's got some elusiveness.
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Originally Posted by jas View Post
Dubi is a superb puck carrier, and one of the few Rangers the last few years who could transport the puck out of the defensive end, and into the offensive.
Dubinsky's puck carrying once he got into the offensive zone was the most infuriating to watch. He must of done the following 1k times as a Ranger:

- Enter the zone on the rush, many times where he was the sole puck carrier in the neutral zone, so w/ a significant amount of speed
- While shielding the puck, make a strong drive to the net
- Last second abort the play and take the puck around the net

Not every player is Rick Nash, but a 25lb lighter player in Callahan isn't afraid to drive to the net, and Dubinsky on the rush was allergic to crashing the net.

Dubinsky was 2nd to Marcel Hossa in talent in shielding the puck, but it doesn't mean a damn thing if you can't do anything with it.

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