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Why does Dan Dawson Still Dress?

Discussion in 'Saskatchewan Rush Forum' started by Gravedigger, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. Gravedigger

    Gravedigger Member

    Seriously. The dude's been awful all year. It's not a coincidence whatsoever that Rochester started winning games after benching him, and in every game he dresses for the Rush they either lose or barely win and look poor doing so, whereas if they play Knight+Dinsdale instead they usually blow out the opposing team and look fantastic all around. I mean seriously, the dude is the only player on the entire roster who has a negative win loss record when dressing, and the eye test confirms that he is by far the worst player on the team. This isn't just a case of the team around him plays badly when he gets into the game, the dude just legit doesn't fit. He does absolutely nothing in terms of generating scoring opportunities due to how slow he is, and his playmaking, his career calling card, has not been acceptable (nor necessary given how much better Matthews/Church/Keenan are as distributors). What's even worse is what doesn't show up on the statsheet. Players like Knight and Dinsdale, who usually get inexplicably benched for this bum, do things like set picks, cut to the net, grab rebounds etc to establish positioning, facilitate their teammates' offense, and secure additional offensive possessions. Dan Dawson does exactly zero of that and usually just stands near the middle of the field preparing to make the play die on his stick. Yesterday was probably his best game as a member of the Rush yet he was still the worst player on the Rush by a light year.

    This just seems like one of those cases where the name on the back of the jersey has overshadowed what's actually happened on the field. Yes, the team wasted a high 2nd round pick to acquire him, but don't fall for the sunken cost fallacy. Just play Knight+Dinsdale instead and don't sink the cost further by having Dawson cost the Rush yet another game. Let him retire and get into the Hall of Fame in a few years, or trick Vancouver into giving a 1st round pick for him or something. Playing him during the playoffs is a disaster waiting to happen.
  2. Hollywood42

    Hollywood42 Well-Known Member

    Since the rush haven’t had a meaningful game in 2 months it’s kinda hard to throw any shade at dan Dawson

    It’s called complacency
  3. chuckster

    chuckster Well-Known Member

    Dawson's best days are behind him. Maybe Paul Day takes a chance on him as a player/coach for Wings 2.0 but I doubt it.
  4. Hollywood42

    Hollywood42 Well-Known Member

    It’s obvious he still wants to play since he reported to Saskatchewan but I doubt philly has interest but they will need some nice veterans
    Cough Crowley cough
  5. unspoken

    unspoken Member

    Dawson was brought in because Knight had an injury. Given that Knight was the scratch the last two games, that injury could have been reaggravated and Dawson was playing in his place. I'd bet that he'll be the scratch come playoffs.

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