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11-04-2008, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Chimp View Post
The guy has produced 18 goals and 18 assists in 91 games, most of them on the top two lines. For a guy as one dimensional as Dawes, that's not good. If a sniper isn't producing, what good is he for the team?

I haven't seen in Dawes what I like to see in a top six player in NHL. Because either he will be a top six player, or not play at all. Now, he might become a complete NHL player some day, but I just see another Hossa in him, with worse defense and a little bit better offense. How many seasons will the Dawes project be given? Five? As many as Hossa got before he was traded?

The same basically goes for Prucha (with better defense than offense), but Prucha fits better in a bottom six role than Dawes does, so he still has a role he can fill.

Dawes is hardly a liability on defense. Thats a pretty unfair statement to make to try to prove a point.

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