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#1 TomsRiverDevil

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:48 PM

What does a Zubrus do?

 

He doesn't seem to stand out good or bad in anyway, just kind of like "oh, it's Zubrus."

 

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#2 iamtheprodigy

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:56 PM

Dude, Zubrus is awesome.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:58 PM

What does a Zubrus do?
 
He doesn't seem to stand out good or bad in anyway, just kind of like "oh, it's Zubrus."
 
Thoughts?

Starts pointless threads?
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:07 AM

Can play on any of the top 3 lines, won't complain about being on a checking type line, throws the body, has enough scoring touch to command some respect from the d, one of the anchors on the PK, and can play all 3 forward positions? He's not a superstar like Kovy or Elias, and he doesn't put the puck in the net like Clarkie (who the fvck thought we'd ever be saying that?), but he's one of those glue guys every team needs.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:18 AM

It didnt click with kovy right noe but dude erverybody wants a dainius zubrus
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:25 AM

What does a Zubrus do?

 

He doesn't seem to stand out good or bad in anyway, just kind of like "oh, it's Zubrus."

 

Thoughts?

 

He makes great coffee...next question please.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:29 AM

Zubrus ensures that the Devils keep up their self-imposed quota of "Z" players. I mean, it's common knowledge.

 

Travis Zajac Steve Zalewski Valeri Zelepukin Peter Zezel Marek Zidlicky Vladimir Zharkov Dainius Zubrus   Andrei Zyuzin

 

Not to mention our former captain who shall remain nameless .....


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:01 AM

He makes great coffee...next question please.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:45 AM

:glare:

 

Zubrus is the MAN. He does everything. Solid two way play, can play any forward position, versatile, teammates love him, fans love him, oh and he is an absolute animal along the boards.

 

Get the heck out of here....


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:49 AM

:glare:

 

Zubrus is the MAN. He does everything. Solid two way play, can play any forward position, versatile, teammates love him, fans love him, oh and he is an absolute animal along the boards.

 

Get the heck out of here....

 

Wurrrrrrd. When Tyrannosaurus Zubrus goes into the corners, he always leaves with the puck.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:29 AM

If you look at the team and one of the characteristics of our team was it was big and strong. It’s not going to stay like that forever. I wish everybody was Dainius Zubrus. Daninius Zubrus, if he could last for 50 years that would be great.

 

That was from David Conte at the draft. I guess that says a lot about how important the team feel Zubrus is.

 

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:54 AM

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:27 AM

Seems like all he does is shop for cameras
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:34 AM

What does a Zubrus do?

 

He doesn't seem to stand out good or bad in anyway, just kind of like "oh, it's Zubrus."

 

Thoughts?

 

He had one strike against him when he came here, in that he had put up some offense while playing with Washington (mostly because he was playing with Ovechkin) and was coming off a 60-point season, and because Gomez also happened to be coming off a 60-point season before signing with the Rangers, some fans saw him as a semi-replacement for Gomez's offense, but figured he might score more goals (though clearly wouldn't have Gomer's playmaking skills). 

 

Well, that didn't happen, and for the most part, when he was given chances with more offensive lines to produce, he usually didn't, at least not to the level that many had hoped...but in fairness to Zubrus, his offensive production as a Devils has been on par with the rest of his career, save for his Ovechkin-pumped Washington numbers.  I'll always maintain that Lou signed him hoping he was getting a 50 point-per-season player at a bargain price, and there have been times during Zubrus' stay here that he didn't always seem to be giving it his all, but at his cost and for what he's produced, overall it's been a pretty good deal for the Devils.  And not to be overlooked is that, before he became a Devil, he had injury issues...with NJ, in three of his first five seasons, he played in all 82 games, and missed just three in another.  That has been his most pleasant surprise...his ability to stay on the ice.  I get the feeling he'll be re-signed at season's end, as long as he's reasonable with the contact length (2 years, maybe 3 tops, though 3 would make me a little nervous). 


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:41 AM

he's the team DJ, he's the team photographer, he's the team giant, he's hosting our rookie, he's wearing a 4 feet long visor


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:13 AM

If you not a score sheet slave, but a man, who understands a game, you will never doubt about what Zubrus gives to the team, to his teammates. He's the most unselfish player you've ever seen, and can give his heart away for the final result of the team. Look at his attitude playing in playoffs..
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:18 AM

If you not a score sheet slave, but a man, who understands a game, you will never doubt about what Zubrus gives to the team, to his teammates. He's the most unselfish player you've ever seen, and can give his heart away for the final result of the team. Look at his attitude playing in playoffs..

 

I am not a score sheet slave at all.  He has not always been consistent with the effort he brings, though he has been steadier in that department as a Devil as his career here has unfolded.  I said the Devils have gotten a pretty good return overall on his contract, and considering how badly long-term deals can go, getting a pretty good return on a six-year contract is just fine. 


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

Like previously mentioned. I think Zubrus is a monster along the boards. That is crucial in puck possession and generating a cycle.

 

Watch tape of Tedenby along the boards, then go watch Zubes. You'll appreaciate the big man a whole lot more.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

I am not a score sheet slave at all.  He has not always been consistent with the effort he brings, though he has been steadier in that department as a Devil as his career here has unfolded.  I said the Devils have gotten a pretty good return overall on his contract, and considering how badly long-term deals can go, getting a pretty good return on a six-year contract is just fine. 

 

In other words, his name ends with the wrong kind of letters.

 

I'm more convinced than ever that Brent Sutter had no idea how to use Dainius Zubrus, and that's part of why he has such a bad reputation among Devils fans.  The play moves in the right direction when he's on the ice.  He might not be here after this season, but he put in 6 strong years, and he'll go out the way he should've come in - being used in all situations, making the right play most of the time. Sure he won't score many goals, and maybe he is finally slowing down, but Conte is right - you need a guy like this on your team, and the Devils were lucky to have one for so many years.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:32 AM

as Chico said last game, "Dainius rarely, if ever loses a puck battle", and although he lost one right after chico said that (classic chico superlative, LOL) his point was spot on. he's an underrated skater and stick handler, just missing the true snippers touch, and he still has a good burst when fresh, to jump on those dump ins. arguable our best player in that playoff run last year up until LA


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