Discussion in 'The KHL' started by Channelcat, Dec 23, 2018.
So.......What the hell is up with this guy? Seems like a great story.
What exactly do you mean?
I don't know his whole career. Maybe just stat watching in the past.
I remember he had a decent year in New-York, around 30 points.
Later on, I remember Montreal trying their luck on him, then him being sent in the AHL...
Went to the KHL, never looked back. Was among (or the) leader in goal scoring. Is Elite over there!
That's all I can say.
He had his chance when he was young and couldn't stick in NHL
He's has been outstanding in the KHL . My guess he could be a top 6 forward in the NHL today. But who knows? He made a nice living there.
He outscored Kovalchuk last year and Kovi scored a 3 year 20m contract with the Kings. Fact is you can't just look at stats in junior, AHL, KHL and think it relates proportionally to the NHL.
Dawes would be an NHL player if he was born 10 years later, no question. But size still was a huge thing when he tried to make it and being 172 cm he had quite a steep mountain to climb. Also he is a late bloomer, he got smarter and more dynamic as he aged, even his first seasons in the KHL are nothing to write home about.
33, any takers?.
True. Tons of variables.
But Kovalchuk has a proven track record as an elite player. I don’t think teams were counting his KHL stats so much. Not that they were bad.
How likely is it that Dawes (and his fellow countrymen Bocheski, Boyd and Dallman) will suit up for Kazakhstan in the upcoming World Championship? After all they are playing in Astana.
They represented Kazakhstan in the past, so they can do it again.
It is very likely as the 1A tournament wil take place in Astana, they should be promised nice bonuses for winning it in front of the home crowd.
He was a WJC top scorer once. Nothing's up. He just found a home in a different league than the NHL. The raw talent was always there.
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