When the Columbus Blue Jackets traded Rick Nash to the New York Rangers I was most excited to see what Brandon Dubinsky could do for the Blue Jackets. I don’t think he’s a game changer, but I do feel like he’s a good, gritty role player.
A character player.
He’s the type of player every team needs if they wish to make a run in the playoffs. Columbus has always had tough guys, but now they have a tough guy who can score as well. Dubinsky is the type of player, if allowed to is capable of scoring 20 Goals, and adding 20 Assists. Those numbers are good on their own, for a role player that is, but what makes him even more attractive as a fantasy player option is the other things he can bring to your team. He’s going to chip in close to 100 PIM, and a decent +/-, these are stats that help separate you from other players who only focus on Goals and Assist.
Take a leap of faith, and pick him up, he’s only taken in 39% of the leagues out there. More importantly in the last week he has a stat line of 2G, 3A, +5, 17PIM, 1PPP, 8SOG. These are the type of stats that make you a great fantasy option. I don’t see all of those stats continuing at that pace, but you can be sure that with a talented team around Dubinsky is an option if you need a Left Winger, or a Center.
Every team needs some good role players to make a run in the playoffs and hopefully win the Stanley Cup. In the world of Fantasy Hockey you need them as well, so whether it’s Dubinsky or someone else, make sure you have players that can help you in all (or at least hard to get stats of PIM and +/-), these are the stats that can help make, or break your season.