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06-28-2004, 08:09 PM
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Dubnyk Article

Hey everyone, I know I dont post on here very often but I found a really great article written about Dubnyk that I thought I would share with the board. It was an article written last year at the U18 tryout camp, and has some great insight into what style Devon plays and his great personality.

anyways, enjoy

http://www.nflcflfutures.com/Slam030..._u18a-sun.html

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Nice article.

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The things that stood out the most:

"When Devan Dubnyk drops to butterfly, his legs cover the width of the crease."

"But there's just one problem. The goalie pads he currently wears are 1 in. longer than the new NHL regulation. Last month, the league declared pads must not exceed 38 in. in height. Any team violating the rule will be fined $25,000. "

Man this guy is huge. We should make up some wierd nickname for him like "godzilla" or something. haha

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How about the Friendly Giant.

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Wasn't there an exception made in the pad rule for very tall players? I was under the impression that it was dealt with on a case by case basis - as an example, I think Roman Turek was allowed slightly larger equipment than the rules stated, since he is so big. Since Dubnyk is even bigger, I'm sure it will be dealt with.

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Hey everyone, I know I dont post on here very often but I found a really great article written about Dubnyk that I thought I would share with the board. It was an article written last year at the U18 tryout camp, and has some great insight into what style Devon plays and his great personality.

anyways, enjoy

http://www.nflcflfutures.com/Slam030..._u18a-sun.html
Enjoyed reading that. Thanks for digging it up.

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I didn't really understand why the Oilers drafted this guy, espeically with them being so high on JDD as their goalie of the future, but the more I read about him, the better I feel about this selection. THe scary thing is that he's probably not done growing.

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I didn't really understand why the Oilers drafted this guy, espeically with them being so high on JDD as their goalie of the future, but the more I read about him, the better I feel about this selection. THe scary thing is that he's probably not done growing.
Um.. Deslauries isnt a sure thing. You cant just stop drafting goalies. Behind Deslauries who was there? No one!

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I like Double D. That would make our goaltending prospects Double D and J Double D.

As for him having pads one inch too large, this could be a good thing. AS anyone who has gone to smaller / lighter equipment in any sport will tell you, your mobility increases. He may be a better goalie with NHL regulation pads.

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The thing that grabbed me the most about this kid in my post draft readings is that during an interview with the Oilers he brought our a chart he made about the players he played against where it shows their tendancies to shoot, pass, where they like to shoot and stuff like that.

For an 18 year old that is awful mature and singleminded. He seems to take his play very seriously and that can only benefit the Oilers. I'll prolly hold off for a few years before I make any predictions, but this kid could be better then JDD!

Plus that size can't hurt at all.

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I like Double D. That would make our goaltending prospects Double D and J Double D.

As for him having pads one inch too large, this could be a good thing. AS anyone who has gone to smaller / lighter equipment in any sport will tell you, your mobility increases. He may be a better goalie with NHL regulation pads.
Exactly what I was thinking! Double D.... that's pretty big

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Is his name pronounced with a short or long 'u'?

Is it like the u in duck or like duke? I've heard it both ways. I say it with the short u, but that might just be me.

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They were saying DUB like duck at the draft.

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the 'e' is what changes the sound... if it was Dubenyk, it would be like Duke...

Mind you, that usually only applies to the English language, people tend to ignore that when pronouncing names, or when saying their own name (great great great great great grampa henry had a speach impedement, so we've pronounced it this way for generations)

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It's Dub as in Duck or the colloquial term for the WHL: dub-nik. I'm sure of it, he and his older brother Dave have known my brother for a few years (Dave used to be on his hockey team).

For what it's worth, Devyn is a really nice, laid back guy.

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Thanx for digging this up for us, shoyen.
Good stuff!

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