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01-15-2014, 05:43 PM
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IV XIV XCI
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For those who defend Dubnyk:

He has some good traits and he has some serious flaws. The team and the defence in front of him in Edmonton did not do much to help cover the flaws. He was left exposed often and because of that his flaws were amplified.

I do believe that on a better defensive team, like Nashville, he will prove to be a steady option for them. Similar in the way Conklin seemed like a serviceable goalie when he went from Edmonton to Detroit. The job gets easier for goalies when their D prevent more grade-A scoring chances.

All that said, Dubnyk on his own is still a goalie with too many fundamental holes in his game to be a guy to carry a team. He slides out of position, he doesnt battle hard enough to see through screens, cant handle rebounds or anticipate fast enough on odd man rushes. He gets exposed on both the blocker and catcher side on a regular basis. He had a long leash (giraffe!) here for the better part of a decade. He had no pressure on him (Happy-boozing at 39! and Lolbarbera!) and couldn't help us win. In many games he helped us lose.

This day had to come eventually and he was unlikely going to factor in any BOLD moves so moving him now gives us more time to see what Scrivens is made of before his contract is to be negotiated.

Any Bold moves will come when other teams are more desperate - trade deadline, draft, before free agency etc.

Good G.M.'ing


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