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09-30-2004, 08:28 AM
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Jim Dowd

Need some opinions and information about Jim Dowd. He signed today with the Hamburg Freezers (DEL, Germany). He signed for the complete season and will also play here when the Lock-Out is over.

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Need some opinions and information about Jim Dowd. He signed today with the Hamburg Freezers (DEL, Germany). He signed for the complete season and will also play here when the Lock-Out is over.

Thanks for your help!

2 way player who works hard and time to time will try to play somewhat physical despite his size, he doesnt have much offense in him but he is a player who never complain about, the only thing about him would be his age, you can find as much effective players elsewhere in your system (in the NHL).

nothing special, nothing bad, just a utility player who wont hurt you in the NHL might produce in Germany depends of the skill level wich i honestly dont know.


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Need some opinions and information about Jim Dowd. He signed today with the Hamburg Freezers (DEL, Germany). He signed for the complete season and will also play here when the Lock-Out is over.

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I don't really like his hair.

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I don't really like his hair.
I love it, i must be crazy...............

Its his hair that makes him stand out to me, forget his two-way game.

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I love it, i must be crazy...............

Its his hair that makes him stand out to me, forget his two-way game.
OKAY, OKAY... i gotta be honest here.. i love his hair, in fact in love them so much i would KILLLLLL just to touch his hair.. of course i also like is 2 way game too but not that much..

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I really liked his game. I would have liked to see him back instead of Sundstrom. He plays a very effective two-way game. He's not really physical or skilled but he gets the job done.

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Jim Dowd is mostly known for his hard work night in night out, great defensive game and leadership. Those are the 3 things you can expect out of Dowd on a nightly basis. Oh yeah and of course, crazy hairs...

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Agree with the others assessment..dowd is a good two way, hard working player, but the other thing about Dowd that hasn't been mentioned yet is he is quite a fast skater. In a league that is overall a little slower than NHL standards, I think his speed will be very noticable, and will probabely help him put up some good numbers.

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Dowd should be one of the top scorers in the league. MVP candidate as well. He played a defensive role in the NHL, but he is very skilled and in top condition.

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I used to have hair like him a few years ago...

See, this is me like a year or 2 ago...

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I used to have hair like him a few years ago...

See, this is me like a year or 2 ago...


Gota love that hair

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Dowd should be one of the top scorers in the league. MVP candidate as well. He played a defensive role in the NHL, but he is very skilled and in top condition.
very skilled???

Yeah right.

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very skilled???

Yeah right.
Dowd's skills are fine. He's just one of those guys who can't sustain over a long period. He's like a 4th outfielder in baseball, he can give you 10 good games filling for anyone but don't expect it over 80 games. You don't keep getting NHL jobs like he has without a decent skill level.

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Like my friend was saying during last playoffs,

Jim Dowd looks like Passe-Montagne

ha ha.

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very skilled???

Yeah right.
This is the German league we are talking about. Dowd will certainly be among the most skilled players there.

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Dowd should be one of the top scorers in the league. MVP candidate as well. He played a defensive role in the NHL, but he is very skilled and in top condition.

Jim Dowd is a smart player, who works at a 100% everyday and who uses what he has to his full capacity...but what doesn't have is much skill.
he'll score the odd goal but the coaches like him for his defencive awarness and leadership on the ice, nothing more.

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To compare with some other DEL players, this are the acutal Top-Scorers in the leauge. You should know some names, especially the guys are over here for the lock-out (for example Sturm, McDonald, York).
http://www.del.org/statistics/topscorer_15_1_g.html

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Jim Dowd will probably wind up loving Germany... Here he's a 3/4 liner, who can put up solid stats in this role, I think he was losing a bit of his game at the end of last year (sure sign of age creeping in, he is something like, 34)... He could have easily found a home on an NHL team, but with the addition of Bonk, and add to this Plekanec, and Begin (Ribs and Koivu as well) there really was not a whole lot of room for him to be resigned (though he did mention he wanted it). I wish him the best of luck, and it will be interesting to see what becomes of him after this season is drawn out.

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I really liked his game. I would have liked to see him back instead of Sundstrom. He plays a very effective two-way game. He's not really physical or skilled but he gets the job done.
Agreed.

Dowd > Sundstrom

Faster, better offensively, grittier, same defensively

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Agreed.

Dowd > Sundstrom

Faster, better offensively, grittier, same defensively
I think thats debatable, imo. When Sunny is on his game, he can be very effective. He may not be gritty, but his offense is a pleasure to watch and better than Dowds imo. However, on a game to game basis, Dowd gets my vote. He always shows up, and plays with great enthusasim. Plus i dont think hes faster. I think they are pretty close.

Sunny (when on his game, imo) > Dowd

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This is the German league we are talking about. Dowd will certainly be among the most skilled players there.
Ok...you're talking about skills to play in the German league...then, i agree.

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Agreed.

Dowd > Sundstrom

Faster, better offensively, grittier, same defensively
i don't agree.

Sundstom have a lot more offensive skills. Sundstrom is also faster with the puck on his stick. Sundstrom is a long time defensive specialist, while Dowd beginned to be considered a true NHLer at maybe 30-31 years.

I don't know if you noticed but Dowd is very limited offensively, that's why he can't play on the 3 first lines. He play great defensive hockey however, thx to Lemaire but i don't see Dowd has a very gritty player.

Some peoples thought at first that he was playing like Begin, which is false. He's more of a Joe Juneau type of player.

He's sucessfull because he is smart + skate fast without the puck IMO. And he's a great team player.

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I enjoyed watching Jimmy Dowd when he played last year for the Habs its just that the Habs have many of those types of players... time to get the skilled guys on the big roster so Jim was expendable

Good luck in Germany Jimbo

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I really like him. I wish we would have resigned him.

When he had his moustache and giant fro he looked like an 80's pornstar.

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