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08:17 AM ET 02.13 | Columbus hasn't yet permanently filled its captaincy since the departure of Rick Nash, and, in this shortened season, may not at any point this season. But if and when they do, consider center Brandon Dubinsky a likely -- and worthy -- candidate. Until [Monday] night, Dubinsky had done everything but score for the Blue Jackets. But that changed 43 seconds into a 6-2 win over the San Jose Sharks in Nationwide Arena when Dubinsky buried the rebound of a shot by Matt Calvert. ... Dubinsky set an early tone, taking four shots and winning six of nine faceoffs. He later assisted a goal by Nikita Nikitin and finished with a plus-2 rating. It was his first multipoint game with the Blue Jackets. "He's trying to lead the team," coach Todd Richards said.

The Columbus Dispatch

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February 13, 2013  08:31 AM ET

Dubinsky had done everything but score for the Blue Jackets -- is the Blue Jackets PR department now working for the Dispatch?

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February 13, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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Dubinsky shouldn't even be in Columbus.Seriously, why in the glorious faulk did ownership let Howson make that deal if it was 100% certain he was going to be let go? Awful, awful deal.

Agreed, he shouldn't be there, but then if not Dubinsky, then who?

February 13, 2013  08:45 AM ET
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Agreed, he shouldn't be there, but then if not Dubinsky, then who?

Better question is "who cares?"

Another franchise at the front of the contraction line

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February 13, 2013  08:53 AM ET
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Better question is "who cares?"Another franchise at the front of the contraction line

You're likely right, but contraction seems to be almost as bad as a 4 letter word at the NHL head office.

February 13, 2013  09:13 AM ET
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Better question is "who cares?"Another franchise at the front of the contraction line

But there is no contraction line

February 13, 2013  10:00 AM ET

No mention of Scotty getting sacked? I was sure the To***to Sun would have a Burkie to Columbus article.

February 13, 2013  10:08 AM ET
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No mention of Scotty getting sacked? I was sure the To***to Sun would have a Burkie to Columbus article.

I suppose there still might be an idiot out there willing to hire His Irkness for anything to do with hockey.

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February 13, 2013  10:34 AM ET
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Dubinsky shouldn't even be in Columbus.Seriously, why in the glorious faulk did ownership let Howson make that deal if it was 100% certain he was going to be let go? Awful, awful deal.

Duh DL.

JD is a Ranger at heart :)

February 13, 2013  10:44 AM ET
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Columbus already had a Finnish guy lined up. Columbus is going to try Aquavit rather than "All of the brown liquors".

Aw "snap."

February 13, 2013  11:14 AM ET

For the "C", maybe. Goals? No!

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February 13, 2013  03:38 PM ET
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I'm just a fan of his mustache.

so is Mrs. JD

 
February 13, 2013  08:18 PM ET
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I suppose there still might be an idiot out there willing to hire His Irkness for anything to do with hockey.

there's always an idiot somewhere

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