Definitely. I feel the same way, but this is probably due to the fact that I haven't seen Dowd play much in the past. He has put up some pretty good numbers with a really low scoring Wild team though, so obviously he's always had some offensive upside. He was a very high scoring player in college, so the skill is obviously there. I just hope he can keep it up into the playoffs, the last thing I want to see if Joe Juneau centering the 3rd line come playoff time.
the last thing I want to see if Joe Juneau centering the 3rd line come playoff time.
I think that's the main reason Dowd was brought in. At this point in his career Juneau is better suited for a lesser checking role. ie. Playing a defensive role on the 4th line and less PK mins. The move for Dowd is working for us on many levels. Plus him and Begin are dynamite!