Did Losing Dubinsky and Prust Crush the Rangers
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12-11-2013, 11:59 AM
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I don't think some of you realize how ****** Anisimov and Dubinsky were their last seasons in NY.
Depending where you slot them (let's go with 3C for AA and 3 line winger for BD) this is the players who've replaced them in those positions on this roster:
(Hags was already on the team, and Dorsett in this scenario is replacing Prust)
D. Moore, Brassard, Pyatt, Pouliot.
I don't think you realize just how useless those guys are. Dubi was never as useless as any of those guys. He played with an edge, dropped'em quite a few times, especially against Philly and NJD, and even when his offense was trash, he was physical as hell, a solid defensive player, always stuck up for his teammates, and was well liked in the locker room. Which one of those dopes above do any of that?
AA could be more enigmatic at times, but he was always a 2 way three zone player. He put up points perfectly consistent with a 3C and he was paid as a 3C. There was nothing wrong with that. Brassard and D. Moore right now are 0 zone players. Boyle is a 1 zone center at his best as the 4C.
When you're trying to be 1% better in all areas, this is a huge difference.
AA, Dubi, and Prust together played legitimate roles, that successful teams need. People wanted AA to produce like a 2C, but we needed a 3C, and keeping his production at 3C makes him affordable and consistent.
You lose 3 players that make your bottom 6 far better than it currently is. Now Prust got paid way too much. ANd Dubi was beng paid as a 2nd line winger then. But with this go'round of contracts Dubi's price tag is going to be consistent with a lot of 3rd liner wingers. Brassard, Moore, Pyatt, and Pouliot would need to play for free for them to have any net positive impact on this team. Making yourself shades worse in 3 bottom six positions is a major issue on a team with ABSOLUTELY 0 secondary scoring support. Those happen to be three guys that all chipped in their share.
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