Monday, May 9, 2011

The NYR Facts Of Life: #39 Brodie Dupont

For each player who suited up in a Blueshirt this season we will take the good, we will take the bad and take them both and see what we have. And this time around we started with the high numbers and are up to #39, Brodie Dupont.

#39's #s: 1 game, no goals, no assists, Even, no PIM.

Take the good: Dupont was finally given a cup of coffee in the NHL.

Take the bad: That cup lasted seven shifts for a total of 5:34 and he was benched for the entire third period of what would be a 3-2 shootout win over Atlanta. During that span Dupont recorded one shot and two hits. It is hard to fault him for not doing more offensively as he was saddled with Drury and Newbury on an energy line but he needed to do something to stand out and that simply didn't happen.

Take them both and then we have: A restricted free agent who is unlikely to be qualified by the front office. Picked six spots ahead of Jon Quick in the third round of the 2005 draft, Dupont skates hard, chips in points, defends his zone and his teammates well but just hasn't swayed the brass to give him a real chance. The kid has busted his ass for the organization for four years and amassed five minutes and 34 seconds of time in the show. The writing is on the wall.

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