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All Brandon Dubinsky

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,

Question: Brandon, can you speak to what the almost two years have been like since you were traded here, in terms of what you thought you were getting yourself into vs. how this has turned out?

Answer: When I first got traded here, I tried to come in here with an open mind. We made some other moves (that summer under former GM Scott Howson) that I thought made this team better. I just firmly believed our team was better than they’d performed a year prior. I didn’t come in here thinking I was going to the worst team in the league. I came in with an open mind and a great attitude and I found out we had a great group of guys who are willing to play hard for each other. We started building really from the day I got here to where we are now.

Q: You're in a position now that's new to you in the NHL, where you're a leader on this club and a big part of the foundation. Obviously you're a player they want to be part of this organization for a long time. What's that say to you?

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Six-Year Contract Extension For Brandon Dubinsky In Columbus

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Brandon Dubinsky to a six-year contract extension through the 2020-21 National Hockey League season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.  As is club policy, further terms were not disclosed. 

Dubinsky, 28, has registered 99 goals and 184 assists for 283 points with 631 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +31 in 498 career NHL games, including 18-52-70, 174 PIM and a +7 plus/minus rating in 105 games during the past two seasons with the Blue Jackets.  He has also tallied 8-15-23 and 52 PIM in 37 career postseason games after leading Columbus in assists and tying for second in points with 1-5-6 and six PIM in six games during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

“Brandon brings tenacity and determination to our team every time he takes the ice and he’s been an integral part of our growth and success over the past two years,” said Kekalainen.  “Thanks to the commitment and support of our ownership group, we are excited that Brandon will continue to be an important part of the Blue Jackets family for many years to come.”

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Brandon Dubinsky Living A Dream

from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,

“This is what you dream of as a kid,” Dubinsky said. “You play this game for one reason — to lift that 35-pound (Stanley) Cup. Your top players have to be your best players. If you consider yourself a top player — and I do — I think this team relies on me to do that.”

Dubinsky has limited Crosby to no goals and 12 shots on goal in the first four games. Moreover, he set the tone for the Blue Jackets in the opening game, physically confronting Crosby all over the ice, knocking him down on several occasions and drawing boos from Penguins fans. Dubinsky has 30 hits, and Crosby has received six of them.

“I used Brandon most of the time against Crosby, and that’s not an easy task,” Richards said. “But Dubi is hard on (faceoffs), he plays a physical game and there’s a commitment in his game to playing defense.”

Crosby is so skilled that he can go off at a moment’s notice, but his performance in this series has been so blasé that Penguins coach Dan Bylsma was asked yesterday whether Crosby was injured. Bylsma quickly said that Crosby is healthy, but he included Crosby in a group of Penguins that needs to play with more passion and more of a physical edge.

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So the Blue Jackets won a playoff game…

"For serious," Columbus defeated Pittsburgh 4-3 in double overtime, tying the teams' first-round series at one--and the Blue Jackets rallied from a 3-1 deficit en route to their first playoff win:

Matt Calvert had 2 goals, David Savard had 2 assists, as Don Cherry pointed out, Brandon Dubinsky had 9 shots and 8 hits, and both goaltenders were stellar--Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 41 of 44 and Sergei Bobrovsky(!) stopped 39 of 42 in his victory.

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Don Cherry dekes, dangles and sprints past spears on Coach’s Corner

The CBC's Don Cherry had a very selective memory on Saturday evening. He lamented Brandon Dubinsky's ability to attack Sidney Crosby at will in Game 1 of the Penguins-Blue Jackets series, he mocked Duncan Keith for jabbing at the Blues' stars--suggesting that Keith "got Seabrook pumped up" (before sidestepping that topic)--he reviewed the Blues' game-winning goal against Chicago, lamenting Patrick Kane not blocking a shot, he very briefly praised Pavel Datsyuk's game-winner and suggested that the Wings are the worst team for the Bruins to play as their lack of retaliation prevents the Bruins from playing their game (no Loosick mention on Saturday), and then he praised Corey Perry scoring against Dallas and Ryan Getzlaf's persistence (no spear there, either).

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Dubinsky Reflects On His Time With The Rangers

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Brandon Dubinsky was one of the original Bluebloods, part of the class of Rangers including Ryan Callahan, Dan Girardi and Marc Staal to come through the system and reach Broadway when the philosophy changed to a focus on in-house development following the 2004-05 lockout.

He was there as a rookie to center Jaromir Jagr when neither Scott Gomez nor Chris Drury proved a match for No. 68 in 2007-08, and he was there when the Blueshirts went to the conference finals in 2011-12.

And then he was gone, traded to the Blue Jackets in late July of 2012 with Artem Anisimov, Tim Erixon and a first-round draft pick in exchange for Rick Nash, the finisher general manager Glen Sather devoutly believed would carry the Rangers across the finish line.

“The hardest part for me was that we had grown up together and had taken the team from not making the playoffs in forever to the conference finals, and then not only my trade, but all the moves [that summer] I didn’t understand,” Dubinsky said before facing the Rangers for the first time in Thursday night’s 4-2 Blue Jackets’ loss.

“Sometimes that’s the way New York is. They like the flash and the dash, and they want a new toy, I guess.”

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Video- Brandon Dubinsky Five For Interference And A Game Misconduct For Hit On Saku Koivu

The Ducks announced Koivu would not return for the 3rd period.

 

 

You can also view multiple .gifs of the hit here.

added 8:20pm, The video above was from the Ducks broadcast, what the Columbus broadcast below...

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Video- Dubinsky Receives A Match Penalty At The End Of The Game Last Night

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,

There were scrums all over the ice, including one at the final buzzer that resulted in Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky being assessed a match penalty. Dubinsky is suspended until further notice from the league, according to NHL policy.

At the end of the game, as dance partners began to pair up, Dubinsky came up from behind on Kings defenseman Robyn Regehr behind the Kings net. Doughty approached from behind and through a right-hand puck at Dubinsky, which appeared to hit the mark. Dubinsky turned a charged after Doughty, who ducked and covered in front of the empty Los Angeles net.

"Just a cheap shot, and that's his personality," Kings forward Kyle Clifford said of Dubinsky. "We've got guys out there and he goes after Doughty, who is not our toughest player."

more on the game and the Blue Jackets...

 

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Dubinsky Fined $10K For Hit On Scuderi

via NHL.com,

NEW YORK -- Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky has been fined $10,000, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for boarding Los Angeles Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi in NHL Game #131 in Columbus on Tuesday, February 5, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 11:29 of the second period. Dubinsky was assessed a major penalty for boarding and game misconduct.

The fine money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

If you missed the hit, you can view it here.

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Video- Dubinsky Hit On Scuderi

Bob Miller says it best... "You can tie a guy up you don't have to run him through the boards."

I've always said you can take the guy out of the play but there is no need to try and take him out of the game too.

 

 

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Video- Brandon Dubinsky One Lucky Guy

The hockey helmet saved Dubinsky on this play.

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Dubinsky Injures Hand In Fight With Carter

Brandon Dubinsky went at it with Ryan Carter tonight but injured his hand in this fight.

I really can’t see where he may have injured it but he is out with a hand problem.

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Captain Anonymous

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What is a captain?  “A person who is at the head of or in authority over others; chief; leader.”  What is a hockey captain?  “A locker room leader, motivator; a medium between players and upper management; a primary representative of the team both on and off the ice.”

It is a unique situation this off-season that all three New York City metro area teams will be naming a new captain for the upcoming 2011-2012 season.  The New York Rangers have the most candidates and are probably in the best situation with the most quality choices to choose from.  So, we will start with the Rangers and then look at the Devils, who have both the easiest and hardest choices of the three, and finally we will look at the New York Islanders who have the youngest crop of candidates with the most potential. 

 

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Brandon Dubinsky Settles With Rangers

via Nick Kypreos tweet,

Rangers Brandon Dubinsky has settled with the club on a 4 year deal believed to be worth 16.8M. His AAV for cap is 4.2M

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Dubinsky Out With Fractured Fibula

via the NY Rangers,

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that Brandon Dubinsky has suffered a stress fracture of the fibula in his left leg, and is expected to be sidelined for three to four weeks.

Dubinsky was examined by Dr. Andrew Feldman and had an MRI and bone scan performed earlier today.

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Dubinsky has registered 17 goals and 21 assists for 38 points, along with 60 penalty minutes in 47 games this season.

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Video- Ovechkin Takes On Dubinsky

With the Capitals down 4-0 to the Rangers, Alexander Ovechkin drops the gloves with Brandon Dubinsky.

2nd period is complete, Ranger up 5-0 and Washington is very frustrated.

added 8:59pm, Watch the fight from the Rangers broadcast and in HD to- below…

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JJ’s Three Cheers: 11/06/10 (And a Look Ahead to Southeast Games Tonight)

Gotta play catch-up again first, as yesterday’s minor league update took longer than expected and robbed from some of my otherwise-set-aside-for-writing time. Alas, it’s Saturday morning’s edition of JJ’s Three Cheers.

From Thursday’s games first:

***Cheers to Ottawa’s Jason Spezza, who put up a goal and four points in total, factoring in on all of his club’s offense as the Senators downed the New York Islanders 4-1. Losers of six straight (and outscored 20-5 in their last five contests), consider that quality start to the season officially neutralized and then some for the Isles.

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JJ’s Three Cheers: 11/02/10 (and an Anti-Cheers for Danny Briere)

Our morning salute to the stars of a night ago, it’s JJ’s Three Cheers for Tuesday, November 2nd:

***Cheers to Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo, who shut out the reeling New Jersey Devils with 30 saves in the Canucks’ 3-0 win. Luongo bested Team Canada teammate Martin Brodeur, who was beaten on a penalty shot by Henrik Sedin, in fine fashion, to close the door on another loss for New Jersey. (People are realizing that the Devils are 3-9-2 and that Ilya Kovalchuk is averaging a goal every fourth game and a point every other, right? Uuuuuuuuuuugly!)

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Dubinsky Signs

via Steve Zipay’s Twitter,

Brandon Dubinsky signs two-year deal with Rangers.

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Dubinsky’s Agent Takes A Shot At The Rangers

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Entering the seventh day of the negotiating stalemate that has kept unsigned free agent Brandon Dubinsky out of training camp, the Rangers’ projected first-line center has reduced his asking price, The Post has learned.

“Of the three proposals on the table, we’ve altered the two- and one-year proposals that we believe are reasonable given the marketplace and the Rangers’ payroll,” Kurt Overhardt, Dubinsky’s agent, told The Post by phone late yesterday afternoon. “I think it’s unfortunate that Rangers’ management is treating this as a sum-zero game with this player.

“It doesn’t make sense.”

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Don’t Make It Personal Dubinsky

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Memo to Brandon Dubinsky: if Jeter and Rivera could wait their turn, so can you; if Jeter and Rivera could understand and live within the terms of their respective sport’s labor agreement, so can you.

If that means that Dubinsky, now entering the fourth day of his Ranger training-camp holdout, plays for less money this season than Enver Lisin, who is in for $790,000, then so be it. Jeter didn’t take it as a personal insult that he played for less than Sojo.

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Tortorella On Dubinsky

via Steve Zipay of Blue Notes at Newsday,

On the first day of training camp, unsigned RFA Brandon Dubinsky was a no-show.

And John Tortorella was not happy.

“It’s stupid, ” the Rangers head coach said after 50-plus players went through a series of medical tests and wind sprints. “He’s a young man that needs to be here. I think a player needs to be with his teammates. I’m hoping he realizes that. I think his agent’s stupid….I think Dubi understands my feelings. I thought Glen (Sather) was very honest with Dubi a couple days ago—-I was privy to that conversation—-as a general manager and man-to-man as a friend.”

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Rangers Not Budging On Offer To Dubinsky

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

The contract situation is the same as it has been for weeks. The Rangers have their one-year qualifying offer of $522,500 on the table to Dubinsky that represents nearly an 18-percent cut in pay from last year, when he earned $635,000, including Entry Level bonuses.

The Blueshirts also have offered various multi-year deals, but they all fall substantially short of what Dubinsky would be able to command next summer coming off a productive season. A 55-60 point year—hardly a stretch to expect as Gaborik’s linemate—would almost certainly bump Dubinsky to $3M per in arbitration.

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Dubinsky Talk

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

First, a correction: Brandon Dubinsky’s qualifying offer for the upcoming season is not $698,500 as originally reported here and subsequently repeated by all other news outlets.

The qualifier, as per Rangers’ assistant GM Cam Hope, is a two-way offer of $522,500/$60,000, though the minor league number is essentially meaningless given that Dubinsky would have to pass through waivers in order to get to the AHL.

That $522,500, however, appears to be the Blueshirts’ standing one-year offer to the 23-year-old unsigned Group II free agent one week before players are due to report to training camp.

The Rangers, who for the first time in memory are exercising all the systemic leverage they own under the CBA against a significant young player who is entirely without leverage, also have multi-year offers on the table ranging from two-to-five years.

Dubinsky, who will be eligible for salary arbitration next summer, would surely be sacrificing money on the back end of a multi-year deal should he choose to go that route, even on a two-year contract. The question, though, is whether the additional money for this season would make it a worthwhile exchange.

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Dubinsky Wants To Be A Ranger

from Steve Zipay of Blue Notes at Newsday,

“I want to be a Ranger,” said Dubinsky, 23, still an unsigned, restricted free agent. “The Rangers want me here; something’s gonna get done real quick and this will all be an afterthought. I’m in here working hard, getting ready for the season, not worrying about that; everything falls into place eventually, so I’m not losing any sleep over it….”

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Rangers Need To Think Ahead With Dubinsky

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Dubinsky is tied with Scott Gomez for the team lead in scoring with 11 points (4-7). When on his game, he plays with a chip on his shoulder the size of his native Alaska. He is a team guy and a leadership guy.

He also is on the final year of his Entry Level contract, and is the class of the prospective Group II Class of ‘09, all due respect to Paul Stastny and Jordan Staal.

With an anticipated 10 percent increase in average, a team making a Group II offer sheet of $5.7M would only owe compensation of a first-, a second- and a third-round draft pick for Dubinsky if the Rangers refused to match.

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A Future Force

from the NY Daily News,

And though his career has been on an upward slope since the day he was drafted, Dubinsky has really taken off in recent weeks. Since being reunited with Jaromir Jagr six games ago - with Sean Avery completing their strong-on-the-puck trio - Dubinsky has four goals and four assists.

Not only has Dubinsky been the perfect middle man for Avery and Jagr - they’ve combined for 11 goals and 13 assists together going into this afternoon’s Garden game with the Flyers - he also is emerging as the physical complement to fellow Rangers centermen Scott Gomez and Chris Drury. And he’s still two months shy of his 22nd birthday.

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A Future Force

from the NY Daily News,

And though his career has been on an upward slope since the day he was drafted, Dubinsky has really taken off in recent weeks. Since being reunited with Jaromir Jagr six games ago - with Sean Avery completing their strong-on-the-puck trio - Dubinsky has four goals and four assists.

Not only has Dubinsky been the perfect middle man for Avery and Jagr - they’ve combined for 11 goals and 13 assists together going into this afternoon’s Garden game with the Flyers - he also is emerging as the physical complement to fellow Rangers centermen Scott Gomez and Chris Drury. And he’s still two months shy of his 22nd birthday.

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