Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Although he has struggled at times, Rangers Forward Brandon Dubinsky was certainly missed in last night game 2 loss to the Washington Capitals, who evened up the Conference Semi Final Series at 1. Dubinsky seems to have a lower body injury, which the Rangers as a whole have done very little talking about since its existence.

The 2011-2012 season was a season in which Dubinsky could not wait to end. Dubinsky, who netted 24 goals last season took a step back this season only cashing in on 10 goals throughout the course of the season. So that leads us to the question, if Dubinsky isn't in the lineup are the Rangers better off?

Let me be the first to tell you that your dead wrong. Dubinsky is as responsible of a forward in both the neutral zone and defensive zone that you'll ever have. Grinding along the boards, blocking shots, and the potential of scoring a "big" goal along the way is something that Dubinsky brings to the table each and every night. All of those details of the game  are important, but the one thing you lack when Dubinsky is out of the lineup, is fire.

You can rest assure that if a guy like Washington Capitals Matt Hendricks, who last night took some liberties on Rangers undersized forward Carl Haglein was to run around, Brandon Dubinsky will be that player to make sure that it will not happen again.

The New York Rangers need "Dubi" back in this lineup. Whether it is tomorrow night or Saturday afternoon, you can bet your bottom dollar that in one way, shape, or form, Dubi will come up with one big play of importance.

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