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02-03-2005, 10:31 AM
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Jim Dowd on Team990

Anyone listen to this interview? I liked Jimmy when he was us, and listening to him talk about the lockout and the state of hockey today made me like him more. He has a really strong passion for the game, and you can tell he doesn't do it for the money but for the love of hockey.

He said that playing in Montreal was the best time of his career because the fans actually cared. He said he also really liked playing in Europe because the fans there are very passionate as well.

He also said that there is nothing wrong with hockey the way it is today, and that the only thing he would change is the inconsistency of the reffing. Otherwise, he said the problem is that people focus on the negatives of the game and ignore the positives. He started getting pretty mad and was saying that the game is great and people need to stop being so negative.

Finally, about the lockout, he said that he thinks if the players went to a vote today for a salary cap, they would oppose it. When asked if he would accept a salary cap, he said never say never, but that it would take some major tweaking before a deal like that could be made. He said that some of his favorite moments in his carreer were playing for the Wild, an underdog team with low payroll, and sometimes beating the powerhou$es like Toronto and Philly, and that a cap would eliminate that type of situations, which he doesn't agree with.

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So wait, it Jim UFA now? I'm so lost this year when it comes to hockey

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He is but they were talking as if he was still part of the Habs. I guess he will be re-signed, who knows.

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Considering Dowd will turn 37 this year, I doubt the habs have any real interest in resigning him for next season. If a shorten season was to be played this year (which I highly doubt), maybe Gainey would look at signing Dowd to a small one year deal.

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Of course a player like Jim will say there's nothing wrong with the state of the game...his style (BORING) is perfect for the League's most popular system right now (The Trap). Should the game change and become more exciting you would have less players like him (and he'd lose his job) and more players like a Corey Locke for example....

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Of course a player like Jim will say there's nothing wrong with the state of the game...his style (BORING) is perfect for the League's most popular system right now (The Trap). Should the game change and become more exciting you would have less players like him (and he'd lose his job) and more players like a Corey Locke for example....
Next to Begin, Dowd is the hardest working player on the ice. I don't find his style "BORING" at all.


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Next to Begin, Dowd is the hardest working player on the ice. I don't find his stype "BORING" at all.
Totally agree. His attitude is old school. We need more players like him.

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Next to Begin, Dowd is the hardest working player on the ice. I don't find his stype "BORING" at all.
I remember a goal where he came in the zone from the right wing, skated hard all around the zone, behind the net, to the blue line on the left side, then made a very nice shot-pass that was deflected or one timed... it was just crazy

I loved him, thought he played similar to Bulis except more of a passer where bulis shots a bit more.. bulis goes to the front of the net, dowd would be along the boards and pass it in front

Sure he'd be easy to replace by ua young guy with more offensive upside, but he was efficient

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Totally agree. His attitude is old school. We need more players like him.
Dave, I like the way he put a lot of thought behind his answers and his love of the game is obvious. Let's not go crazy though, they all play for the $. They all want to maximize their earnings, they just may have different ideas as to how to achieve this.

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I respect Dowd. He contributed a lot at the end of last season. But if we resign this guy at 37, it may turn into a McKay situation...

We have good young players we could use instead. It's a no brainer, we can't resign Dowd.

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I respect Dowd. He contributed a lot at the end of last season. But if we resign this guy at 37, it may turn into a McKay situation...

We have good young players we could use instead. It's a no brainer, we can't resign Dowd.
It's nto quite the same, because resigning Dowd would obviously be a depth move. He'd have to come very cheaply, and not expect to play every day. Nothing wrong with a little depth. Personally, I don't expect him to be resigned, or particularly desire it either.

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Jimmy just needs a job at this point, as do all the role players not earning millions in the NHL.

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He also said that there is nothing wrong with hockey the way it is today, and that the only thing he would change is the inconsistency of the reffing. Otherwise, he said the problem is that people focus on the negatives of the game and ignore the positives. He started getting pretty mad and was saying that the game is great and people need to stop being so negative.
I agree with him. If you want to make NHL popular, the fans should stop to whine about the game and say it's dull. I was watching old game from the 70's and 80'S, and i prefer the actual game played today. Maybe it's because i grew up watching it, but the game in the 70'S was pretty dull and the 80'S was even worse imo.

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Don't get me wrong I liked his attitude and he worked hard....but his style of play is much more talored towards A Trap system than a non-trap system.

As for the comment about him working the hardest (After Begin)...did you forget Koivu already? Begin has become one of my favorite players...i actually think he can play and he certainly plays the way i'd love to see all players play...

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It's nto quite the same, because resigning Dowd would obviously be a depth move. He'd have to come very cheaply, and not expect to play every day. Nothing wrong with a little depth. Personally, I don't expect him to be resigned, or particularly desire it either.
I think Sundstrom is our little depth... we dont need him, unless higgins/pleks/perezhogin/hossa can'T fill in 2 spots in our roster, so yeah... I doubt resigning Dowd would help up, even depth wise

I'd be a lot more happy getting some depth on defense

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Okay, I admit, I just like his porn star look during the playoffs...

You know, the huge afro and the moustache. I actually used to have hair like him...

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I like Dowd, too. Hard working and gritty.. I'd rather have him on the team that Sunny lalalala Sundstrom...

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I agree with him. If you want to make NHL popular, the fans should stop to whine about the game and say it's dull. I was watching old game from the 70's and 80'S, and i prefer the actual game played today. Maybe it's because i grew up watching it, but the game in the 70'S was pretty dull and the 80'S was even worse imo.
Whining and making observations about the game's weaknesses are not the same thing. Dowd should maybe stop whining about the fans who pay his generous salary. And i'll always prefer a game where skill can rise to the top without being clutched, grabbed, slashed, obstructed and trapped along the way.

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