Dawes also had a great scoring chance in each game. I like Dawes and I'm happy he is on the team. I think the worst thing that could happend to Dawes is people expecting him to be this years Prucha..
His fewer minutes were because of the amount of penalties called. when the rangers are playing 5 on 5 hockey renney is rolling 4 lines..
Not only does he have fewer minutes, but he's also got less room for upward movement. This team has more depth than last years squad, and there is less opportunity for him now, than there was for Prucha last year.
I don't think we're going to see Dawes playing any 5 on 3s with Jagr and Shanny this year. Nor is it likely that Dawes moves up so quickly, like Prucha did, in the event of injury.