Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Dubinsky an Effective Sin Bin Dweller

Christopher Ralph at The Hockey Writers lists the Top 10 Effective Sin Bin Dwellers and Brandon Dubinsky checks in at #9...

9. Brandon Dubinsky: The two-way forward possesses leadership skills and does what he has to do to help his team win. He notched 41 points on the year to go with 112 PIMs. One of his greatest games of the season came on November 24, 2008, when he scored a Gordie Howe hat trick against the Phoenix Coyotes. He squared off against Daniel Carcillo protecting the Rangers’ netminder Henrik Lundqvist in the first, taking a 5 minute major for fighting to get the donnybrooks portion out of the way. In the second period, he then scored a wraparound goal, which turned out to be the game winner. Dubinsky then completed the ‘Gordie’ with an assist to Dan Girardi, who scored a power play goal from the blue line in the third stanza. The Rangers won the game 4-1 and Dubinsky along with Lundqvist and Zherdev were named the three stars. From Wikipedia, then “Ranger coach Tom Renney called the feat a ‘Gordie Orr hat trick’ claiming that Dubinsky ‘didn’t do that well in the fight.”

...Dubinsky's willingness to stick-up for teammates and throw down when necessary (with not always positive results) is a reason why I'd like to see him named as an alternate captain at some point this season.

...h/t to Puck Daddy.

1 comment:

NYR4094 said...

I'd vote for Staal before Dubinksy. Have you ever heard Dubinsky in an interview? He always acts like he has some place better to be. He probably does, but he needs to be more humble.