On Monday, Steve Zipay caught up with Brandon Dubinsky at the Rangers training facility. In an article in today’s Newsday, Dubinksy expresses his desire to play for the Rangers this coming season and his confidence that a deal will be made soon:
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. Obviously, there’s been a lot of speculation, but I know where we’re at and where we’re gonna be . . . It might be 12 days away from camp, but 12 days is a long time. You can have a lot of conversations in 12 days. It only takes one.
Dubinsky declined the Rangers qualifying offer of $698,000 and is holding out for a larger contract. It certainly helps Dubinsky’s cause that the Rangers reportedly shot down a trade for Dany Heatly that had Dubinsky going to the Senators.
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Hopefully Brandon is signed soon and it does not become a season long talking point for Dubinsky and his performance. Good or bad.