Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Dubinsky Facing Great Expectations

Dan Rosen at names Brandon Dubinsky as one of his 10 sophomores facing great expectations this year...

"Brandon Dubinsky, New York Rangers -- Dubinsky and Jaromir Jagr thrived when coach Tom Renney put them together last season. Now that Jagr is playing in Russia, Dubinsky will have to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump without his former linemate.

Dubinsky, who had 40 points last season, plays a fearless, two-way game. On the depth chart, he's the third center behind Scott Gomez and Chris Drury, but Dubinsky could play top-two line minutes if Drury moves to the wing."

...hope the Rangers don't mess with Dubinsky by moving him between centering the third line and playing on the wing all year long.

...i think Dubinsky could handle it, but I'd like Renney to give him a definitive role and stick to it. previews the Rangers here.


Anonymous said...

Agreed. I felt like last season there was a lot of line juggling. Particularly with Doobie. Keep the lines the same from the All Star break to the playoff stretch. I should be coach.

Anonymous said...

your a fool, every team does line juggling, except for say: tampa, its part of the game to establish chemistry by throwing your lines into the blender every once in a while. Doobie will find his place, make no mistake about that; either as a 3rd or 2nd line center if Drew moves to wing.