You people want Dawes to sit, and complain there is not enough offense in the lineup.
He has 3 points in the last 5 games including today.
1 goal, 2 assists.
Fritsche has 3 assists in the last 5.
And Korpikoski has 1 goal, 1 assist in the last 5.
Dawes 2 assists were both secondary and he did nothing really to earn either. One was on the 5-3 where he passed it to Mara who passed it to Rosival who passed it back about 5 times and then they scored on the shot.
He has done nothing to deserve to stay in the lineup.
I don't think the problem is Dawes, Fritche, Prucha...etc... this whole group of players are not playing well. We're not getting a good team effort out there. Turning pucks over,defense-men getting trapped, taking bad penalties and just an inability for any line to establish a forecheck. The whole second period was played in the Rangers zone. But I guess, Fritche and Dawes will platoon like before.