I am still not sure why Torts decreased Dubi's role on the PK, it was one of the few things he was excelling at all season. Once Stepan took Dubi's place on the PK in February, the PK wasn't as effective. The PK was at its best in January with a 92.3% percentage, there was no need to mess with it.
dubi had a lapse when he was pulled off. he played a few somewhat poor games defensively and torts as he did with kreider took the responsibility from dubi and i guess he forgot to give it back or didn't think dubi would ever get better so just left him off it... idk how torts thinks, but dubi did have a few bad defensive games when he was pulled off.
At 19 he may have been rushed into the NHL by an young Oiler franchise. IDC if he spends a year in Hartford, the kid has legit skills and speed. I wouldn't quit on MDZ last year as a 20y/o and I sure wouldn't quit on MSP as a 20 y/o struggling in the NHL either.
Yes, that's true, but we thought the same about Zherdev. Anyway, where do you suppose he plays? IMO, no room on the roster for him.
Good sign he's out of the boot and walking around. Hopefully they can win tonight and he can get back in the line-up against the Devils. His grit and work along the boards would really help against them. Plus, he's played some of his best games vs the Devils this season.
Every bad play, every snake-bitten moment he's had this year, all the trade rumors and quotes about playing with a chip on his shoulder will all be absolved if we win tonight, and he returns against the Devils and plays the way we anticipated him to this year.
Every bad play, every snake-bitten moment he's had this year, all the trade rumors and quotes about playing with a chip on his shoulder will all be absolved when we win tonight, and he returns against the Devils and plays the way we anticipated him to this year.
I am hoping to see Dubinsky at the Garden for game 1, but I won't be surprised if he isn't dressed.
No point in having Brandon out there with one leg when NY can dress Mitchell who despite being a turnover machine does throw his weight around and takes faceoffs as well.
Even in the worst case scenario that Dubie is out for the rest of the playoffs with his injury (broken foot?), he'll still have the opportunity to have his name inscribed on the Stanley Cup, since he's played well above 40 regular season games. (77 GP, to be precise!)
Dubi would definitely help our PK and he is good on faceoffs. For those of you that may have forgotten Dubinsky was one of if not the best player in the playoff series vs the Devils in 08, I would love to have him back for this series. He loves to play against the Devils.