directory Light the Lamp - a Columbus Blue Jackets blog: Dubinsky for Vyborny?

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Sunday, January 6, 2008

Dubinsky for Vyborny?

Just saw this in an article in the Boston Globe that I thought I'd share here:

Rumors in and out of the break had the Blue Jackets and Blueshirts ready to swap, with the Rangers keen on acquiring Czech winger David Vyborny. But no dice. Rumors have it that the Jackets wanted another forward, Brandon Dubinsky, in the swap, but the Rangers would prefer to part with Petr Prucha.

Here is what Hockeysfuture says about Dubinsky:

Talent Analysis
Dubinsky has a tough aggressive style of play. However, although, he tends to be an agitator, his offensive game is his best attribute. An excellent playmaker, with good hockey smarts, the Rangers are still struggling to find the right linemates for him on the NHL team.

Dubinsky's desire to become an NHL player is only matched by his talent with the puck. He has the ability to play with an edge, and he isn’t afraid of taking or giving hits. Dubinsky has second or third line NHL potential, but at times this season has played on the first line with Jaromir Jagr..

The rumors between the Rangers and the Jackets were hot and heavy there for a few days but have really died down a bit. I will say that Dubinsky makes a lot more sense in terms of the style of player that Howson/Hitch are trying to build a team from than a guy like Prucha.


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