While he's had a tough start to the season in the goal scoring department, Dubinsky has continued to give 100% every night and his passion to win is always on display as evidenced by this great pic from last night after the announcement that the Ruslan Fedotenko goal was good...
I spotted that too. I loved it but I'm still on the trade Dubi bandwagon. If it was a game of heart yes he's great but it also is about can you put the puck in the net. Over never been a Dubi fan even when he scored 20. I think he is just that - 20 goal scorer!
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@thenyrblog love this post! :)
i love love love this so much. even if hes not scoring, hes still doing everything else right. anyone hating on him clearly has not been watching him play.
Nobody should question the guys passion or heart . But the guy is overrated, overpaid and lacks the necessary skill to make it on most teams top 2 lines.
i'd be worried if we were losing or struggling for offense. as we are not, having dubi on a 3rd or 4th line is awesome.
I cannot begin to understand the rationale of Dubinsky detractors. This is a guy who plays heart and soul and loves being a Ranger. Most of the criticism is based on his slow start this season. Don't forget, this is a guy who's coming off two twenty goal seasons while missing some time. So he's lost his game a little. Fans who have watched this team over the past few years know this player, know what he's all about, and know what he brings. Don't ask me, ask Mike Richards jaw.
And for anyone who brings up his contract holdout, this is a business, and Dubi, like any player, is trying to ensure that he is properly compensated to protect his and his family's future. To quote Bobby D. In This Boys Life, "You shut your goddamn piehole!"
@nikkifriction Knew you would. Have a Merry Christmas if I don't tweet with your beforehand.
@nikkifriction exactly! Judging him so harshley on such a small sample size is silly and ignorant.
@cb1 Especially at $4.2 million per.
@AnnoyingJoe Joe, I think you hit the nail on the head with the contract issues. Some fans, whether it's right or not, are bothered by it.
@thenyrblog thank you! You too!! :)
@Beckfan5 @nikkifriction I dont think anyone isn't disappointed. On the contrary, I think everyone is MORE disappointed b/c he has had success over the past two seasons and has a tremendous upside. A little early to write off his season. I'd wait til towards the end if the season before I started condemning him.
@Beckfan5@AnnoyingJoe@TheKing@skev303@KevinDeLury This continued criticism of Dubi is mind blowing. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but the fact is he is a very integral piece of this first place team. No matter how many goals he is scoring or how many dollars he may be bringing home. I know that the 20 other Rangers in that locker room will tell you they need all of his top end intensity, hard work and effort along with his hockey tools. It wasn't that long ago either that Dubi was one of our best players in that short series against Washington last year. This is a classic example of some Ranger fans talking much louder than their actual Ranger IQ. True Blue know his value as part of our Core and haven't questioned it based on 20-30 games.