Posts Tagged ‘Dawes’


November 21, 2007

In what is a surprise news to this writer, Rangers General Manager Glen Sather has reassigned forward Nigel Dawes to the Hartford Wolfpack of the AHL. He has recalled forward Greg Moore and defenseman Ivan Baranka (I have no idea who he is). In 16 games withe the Rangers this season, Dawes has registered four goals and one assist.

From the numbers thus far at Hartford it seems that Greg Moore is having an excellent season (10G, 8A in 18 games). But why Dawes? Does Sather blame Dawes for the Rangers’ poor play against the Islanders this season? Does he blame Dawes for the lack of production from the offense? Is Straka coming back? Does he think sending down Dawes will ignite the offense? Surely Sather must have a reason for picking Dawes to send down. What do you think NYR nation?



Has Renney gone mad?

November 3, 2007

The Rangers’ pregame just reported that Brandon Dubinsky will skate on the Rangers’ top line. How can he keep up with such a skilled linemate as Jaromir Jagr?

Jagr doesn’t need a brilliant center. What he needs is a guy who can pass him the puck in tight quarters and let him do his thing, and also someone who can take advantage of Jagr’s remarkable playmaking ability. Dubinsky, a somewhat below-average, though vastly improved, skater, has scored one point in 18 career NHL games. Jagr is so far above him that when Jagr is making brilliant plays, Dubinsky will be unable to take advantage.

Chris Drury, on the other hand, is the perfect center for Jaromir Jagr, as he is extremely well-rounded and can skate, score, and pass. Nigel Dawes would be a perfect left wing for the line, as he is a fine sniper. Avery would be a great choice too, with his amazing hockey sense. He’s always in the right place at the right time – a key skill for playing with Jagr.

Rangers win!

October 29, 2007

Big day for the big guns: a goal each for Dawes, Jagr and Shanahan.

Assorted thoughts:

  • Why does Renney insist on putting Jagr out in the last minute with a 3-1 lead?
  • Another solid effort by Lundqvist.
  • The Rangers ought to get Hollweg on the PK unit. It will cost them in the long run if they have to burn out their top players. Hollweg certainly has the speed to do it.
  • Dawes: A goal and no assists. HOCKEY IS A TEAM SPORT, NIGEL!

Nigel Dawes!

October 29, 2007

And wasn’t it a beauty?

1-0 Rangers!

Dawes in the Doghouse?

October 27, 2007

Rangers fans are undoubtedly excited over their beloved team’s recent victory over the rival New Jersey. This feeling of elation can lead to a suspension of rational evaluation of the performance of the players.

Nigel Dawes scored two goals yesterday, leading the team to a 2-0 victory. On closer examination, however, this may be an indication of a serious problem: Nigel Dawes is a selfish player.

Take a look at his career statistics:

Games: 12

Goals: 3

Assists: 0

Numbers do not lie, and in Dawes’ case, the numbers reveal a selfish puckhog unwilling to pass. And some members of the Rangers’ coaching staff are taking notice.

“Yeah, Dawesy has got to pass the puck more. Look at guys like Shanny and Cally. They’re great goal scorers, but they’ll still dish the puck to their teammates,” said coach Tom Renney, revealing both his displeasure with Dawes and his proclivity for astonishingly predictable nicknames for his players.

The assistants were more blunt. Mike Pelino said that Dawes was “a selfish player.” Perry Pearn claimed that Dawes “is thinking only of statistics. He should help out his teammates.”

Renney suggested that Dawes try to emulate fellow Ranger Brandon Dubinsky. Dubinsky has never scored a goal, preferring to share the puck, as illustrated by his assist.

Selfish teams are rarely successful, and it only takes one bad apple. Look at the numbers. Nigel Dawes is that bad apple.


October 17, 2007

NYR announced today that N. Dawes himself will be returning to Broadway.  Many were stunned when N. Dawes was sent down before the season began, as he had an excellent pre-season stint.

The big question becomes which line does he go on??  Are we going to see big line shuffling tomorrow against Atlanta?  Will he be with Jagr again like he spent some time with him in the pre-season?? WILL SYLAR STRIKE AGAIN??