Saturday, November 3, 2007

Dubinsky Impresses

Sam Weinman of LoHud and Rangers Report, reports on Brandon Dubinsky's outstanding progress this early season which has led to power play time on the second unit...

"The Rangers have grown more comfortable with Dubinsky as well. After a brief demotion to the fourth line, with the low point a loss to the Islanders in which he played a mere 2:58, the rookie has earned enough of Tom Renney's confidence to be used in more prominent situations, including time on the second power-play unit. Whereas last season in Hartford Dubinsky had a tendency to try to do too much on his own, the player this year has fit in well on a team that encourages restraint."

...I was a little concerned about Dubinsky earlier this year. He seemed in over his head. But I've got to give the Rangers credit for sticking with him and now their being rewarded for it.

...A lot of people criticized Renney for dropping Dubinsky to the fourth line early on, but I think this allowed Dubinsky to relax, learn the NHL game without much pressure and now he is a much more confident player.

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