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11-07-2013, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Grind Jam Grind View Post
Do think maybe his ice time went down because he wasn't playing well?
Of course it did. He was snake-bit. He was doing everything well except shooting the puck. He responded to that struggle like an idiot (he pretty much stopped shooting). His assist numbers were on a great pace, but other teams could pretty much always predict what he was going to do because his shooting issues were in his head. That said, even in a down year, where he struggled offensively and had his minutes slashed as a result, he still pk'ed like a beast, played the transition game well and put up 34 points.

It was a down year. If not for Nash being available, I have zero doubt in my mind that he would have rebounded with the Rangers like he has with Columbus. My issue is that people here think that Dubinsky is the first player ever to have a down year. He improved every single year he was here, but the second he struggled, folks went nuts about claiming that was "the real Dubinsky." It's bullcrap and revisionist history. I'm thrilled to see him back to his old self. I just wish he'd go back to his 11-12 season self for the rest of this game.

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