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06-18-2012, 06:37 PM
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Could the Canucks have interest in Brandon Dubinsky?

#canucks have tried numerous times RT @TEAM1200Ottawa: According to rumors out of NY, the Rangers are shopping Brandon Dubinsky aggressively
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Source: Jeff Angus' Twitter

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06-18-2012, 06:40 PM
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Since Pahlsson's with Modo now, I can see why.

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#canucks have tried numerous times RT @TEAM1200Ottawa: According to rumors out of NY, the Rangers are shopping Brandon Dubinsky aggressively
22 minutes ago

Source: Jeff Angus' Twitter
they need scoring ...dunno what we have they'd want

3 more years at $4.2M ....oof, how do we take that on? Could be Booth V2
dont see them taking Ballard, very likely theyre looking to clear sal to make a run at Nash

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Are we building Team USA here in Vancouver or something?

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No wonder we can't seem to win a cup; Team USA never wins anything at Rogers Arena

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Very interested in his services.

Provides intangibles and his scoring will rebound to a normal rate.

Can play C or W and hopefully won't cost more than a 2nd + Raymond at this point.

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I don't know why the Rangers would want to get rid of Dubinsky, especially "aggressively".

This type of player is very hard to get your hands on in the NHL. I would think NYR would have learned the lesson of LA by considering trading Brown. His stats, are really fine (playoffs and reg season) for a player who was progressing into his prime besides this past year...

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His points were down this year but that reflects in randomness of stats
a) shooting percentage (12% down to 7%)
b) lack of PP points (11pp points down to 2).

his contract is a bit too high but not woeful, Dubinsky on the 3rd line would be a good plus compared to what we had and what we have next year. The guy hits, racked 207 in 77 games this year. Kesler out we need a 3C who can fill in and Dubinsky is that. Schroeder can bounce around and find a fit from 2C to 4C while waiting for Kesler.

Interesting option at least, OTOH it's 4.2m in cap hit that could go towards someone better.

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06-18-2012, 06:58 PM
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I don't know why the Rangers would want to get rid of Dubinsky, especially "aggressively".
Cap space for the Parise sweeptakes.

FWIW Parise's dad say he would be a great fit on the Rangers.

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I don't know why the Rangers would want to get rid of Dubinsky, especially "aggressively".

This type of player is very hard to get your hands on in the NHL. I would think NYR would have learned the lesson of LA by considering trading Brown. His stats, are really fine (playoffs and reg season) for a player who was progressing into his prime besides this past year...
Sather holds grudges. Don't think he was happy with how negotiations went with Dubinsky and his agent.

Could be a good LW for Kesler but with Booth brought in to fill that role there's a bit of redundency there.

If the Canucks think he could move back to centre and play well it's probably a good risk to take. Even if Kesler and him don't find chemistry we could ice a 3 line attack.

Dubinsky is not well liked around the league. He would fit in well with Kesler, Burrows and Lapierre.

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06-18-2012, 07:00 PM
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Sather holds grudges. Don't think he was happy with how negotiations went with Dubinsky and his agent.

Could be a good LW for Kesler but with Booth brought in to fill that role there's a bit of redundency there.

If the Canucks think he could move back to centre and play well it's probably a good risk to take. Even if Kesler and him don't find chemistry we could ice a 3 line attack.

Dubinsky is not well liked around the league. He would fit in well with Kesler, Burrows and Lapierre.
dubi is a guy that Gillis has had his eye on for a while, but I struggle to find something we could offer to NYR in exchange. Our prospects?

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Could be a good LW for Kesler but with Booth brought in to fill that role there's a bit of redundency there.

If the Canucks think he could move back to centre and play well it's probably a good risk to take. Even if Kesler and him don't find chemistry we could ice a 3 line attack.
The nice thing with Dubinsky is you have that sort of flexibility. He could fill in for Kesler while he's hurt, and when Kesler comes back, you can either pair the two together to form a two way line, with Booth moving down to the third line as a soft minute line, or have Booth play with Kesler in softer minutes and have Dubinsky take on tough minutes on the third line with Hansen and Higgins.

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1) I don't want to give up much
2) I don't see him as a fit for Keslers line
3) He doesn't play center so we can't use him on the third line.

I call b.s.

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If he is a cap dump, then yeah, he could work. However, this team is already in the red as far as less skilled players making big money. Booth was that risk. Dubinsky would be another. That's 8m+ potentially playing on your 3rd line. That's too much IMO.


Raymond has to be going the other way. It would be the Ott deal with a twist.

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I'd love to have Dubinsky on this team in the right role. With Pahlsson gone, he would perfectly slot into that #3 Center spot, although the salary isn't exactly ideal for a third line player.

All I am going to say is, IF he is brought in, I hope it's for a role that he can succeed in. If he is being pursued to be a third line, intangible guy, who provides solid defensive play and can chip in here and there, then fantastic.

If he's being brought in as another tweener top 6 forward, then count me out.

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I think he would be a great fit as he can play on either of the middle-6 lines and is a C/LW. Brings plenty of intangibles and has offensive ability (when his shooting % rebounds). I think he lost confidence in New York for much of this season as he was trying to live up to his contract on the offensive end.

As for what they would want, Raymond could be a fit, but I think they are trying to get something for his cap space to fit Nash. If that is the case, I think a mid prospect and a 2nd rounder could get it done.

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Would absolutely love to get Dubinsky here. Last year was an off year for him...he'll get back to his 20 goal scoring ways next season. He also plays with an edge. Yes please!

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they need scoring ...dunno what we have they'd want
"scoring you say? how about raymond and ballard?"
-- every canuck fan for every rumored trade target

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"scoring you say? how about raymond and ballard?"
-- every canuck fan for every rumored trade target
Yep

"We think Raymond's useless, but he's a player that other teams want and will pay a lot for."

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His points were down this year but that reflects in randomness of stats
a) shooting percentage (12% down to 7%)
b) lack of PP points (11pp points down to 2).

his contract is a bit too high but not woeful, Dubinsky on the 3rd line would be a good plus compared to what we had and what we have next year. The guy hits, racked 207 in 77 games this year. Kesler out we need a 3C who can fill in and Dubinsky is that. Schroeder can bounce around and find a fit from 2C to 4C while waiting for Kesler.

Interesting option at least, OTOH it's 4.2m in cap hit that could go towards someone better.
In all fairness, NY Got Brad Richards and Gaborick had a wayyy better year. I do agree with the contract though, little high.

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Called this a few weeks ago. Seemed like the kind of guy Gillis would target.

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This was the big change Pahlsson was talking bout.

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Higgins Dubinsky Hansen would be a nightmare to play against

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If it's a salary dump then they'd want a prospect. They don't want our goalie so that leaves in my mind an option of trading Tanev, Connaughton,Schroeder, Raymond(not really a prospect but low salary and may be able to turn it around in a different system) and/or drafts picks.

Kassian and Jensen are no go's IMO. I'd hate to lose Schroeder but he isn't lighting the world on fire and we do have an influx of centres especially with Dubinsky coming back the other way.

I feel like we can give up one of our defenesman as we can probably get that back in the Luongo deal or free agency (Schenn, Garrison, Schultz etc.)

Not willing to part with anybody else save Booth and Ballard but I don't think NY would want either of them.

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Can't say I'm too familiar with his game, but his salary seems a little high.

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