NY Rangers Report Card: Brandon Dubinsky

May 9th, 2010 by Broadway Hockey Daily Leave a reply »

Brandon Dubinsky has been one of the Garden Faithful’s favorite Blueshirts from the very beginning of his NHL career. The utilitarian forward’s stock with the fanbase did take a bit of a tumble prior to the start of the 2009-10 season, however, when the 24-year-old restricted free agent (along with his agent, Kurt Overhardt) held out for more money before settling on a two-year contract with a salary of $1.85 million per season.

Some fans didn’t feel Dubinsky’s sophomore performance in 2008-09, when he scored 41 points (one point higher than his output in his rookie season) was good enough to warrant a holdout. Others wondered if he’d ever live up to some of the hype that noteworthy prospects on Broadway often get tangled up with.

Dubinsky may not have shut the door on questions like that for good, but his effort this season was enough to silence most of his critics, for at least the time being. The numbers show it, too. They might also show that Dubinsky, who started the season at center ice, belongs on the left wing.

Dubinsky was a decent fit with the Rangers’ top sniper ...

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